The 2023 edition of the African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be held in Addis Ababa and in hybrid format from 16 – 18 November 2023.

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Imperatives for Sustainable Industrial Development in Africa” and will provide a platform for established academics and young researchers to present their solution-oriented research to policymakers and decision-makers.

UNDP's global Strategic Plan 2022-2025

The Strategic Plan describes how UNDP intends to work together with our partners to deliver what’s required of us in these extraordinary times. This bold, ambitious Plan is structured around “3x6x3” – 3 directions of change, 6 signature solutions and 3 enablers – a clear framework for where we need to head. Over the next four years, we will work with countries to expand people’s choices for a fairer, sustainable future. Helping to get us back on track to deliver on the SDGs. You can also access UNDP's global Strategic Plan 2022-2025 here

About Ethiopia

101.9 million

Population (2020/21)


Poverty rate (2015/16)

USD 1,091.8

GNI per capita (2020/21)


Human Dev. Index (2019)



of employment is accounted for by the Agriculture Sector (2013)



of Ethiopian households are headed by women