The purpose of the assignment was to assess the climate partnership between Norway and Ethiopia, which supports the Ethiopian Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy, and to provide Norway with options and suggestions for how best to play its role as a constructive partner. Based on the political decision to support this partnership approach in accordance with the Durban Declaration, the appraisal team expressed its opinion on how the Norwegian support could be provided and advised on issues critical for the support to the initiative. The assignment was partly desk based and partly based in Addis, where the team met with a variety of stakeholders.
As part of this assignment, LTS provided an assessment and recommendations for future options. Overall, the assignment assessed the institutional set-up, how best to relate to this set-up and to individual sector lead institutions, and potential funding channels, including an assessment of the risks and mitigation actions associated with the different alternatives.
In the event the partnership broadens to a wider range of donors, the assessment team will also comment on possible implications for Norwegian engagement and future coordination mechanisms and propose recommendations for coordination between Oslo-based institutions (Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Norad, Climate and Forest Project) and Ethiopia (Norwegian Embassy and Ethiopian authorities).