Ngo’s in Ethiopia
Beside state Development and Cooperation, the German Government promotes additionally projects of NGOs, churchly organizations and political foundations with focus on Rural Development, Health, Water Supply and Education, as well as development-partnerships with the private economy. The responsibility of the implementation of these projects lays entirely in the non-governmental Organization. Despite receiving grants from the German Government, they remain independent.
German NGOs, that want to become active in Ethiopia, are under the Ethiopian legislation and must register by the competent authorities. The competent law was approved in 2009 and is restrictive, many NGOs have problems to fulfill the legal requirements.