Our Developmental Impact

Ethiopian Center for Development recognizes its responsibility to be accountable to all of its stakeholders and to be effective and efficient in all of its operations. We are committed to taking full responsibility of our developmental endeavors and activities. Our organizational policies support and promote transparency at all levels of the organization and ensure we meet the needs and expectations of all our stakeholders, in particular the children, youth and women we exist to serve. We firmly believe that we cannot achieve our organization’s mission without being open and honest to our donors, government, and the people we serve. Therefore Accountability is the core of the implementation strategy of ECD.

Our vision is To see empowered children, girls and young generation in Ethiopia.

We were able to improve the capacity of schools and hence was able to make education more accessible and less of a challenge,• Made kindergarten education accessible in those areas where it is scarce and increase the number of children attending kindergarten And It played a significant role in leading students to successfully proceed to the next levels of education and prevented school dropouts through facilitating support to students.
We succeeded in preventing girls from dropping out of school due to higher rate of repetition, for lack of income, supply of sanitary materials, or insufficient or ineffective basic facilities in schools, physical and emotional abuses, lack of opportunity and space for after school study and life skills etc and We also were able to improve the livelihood of desperately poor parents through facilitation of access to income generation and training opportunities.
We reduced urban fragility by creating safe and inclusive Addis Ababa city for young women and men and hence reduced the inconvenient situation that affects young women and men., it increased young women and men’s access to decent, safe and sustainable work and economic opportunities. and It contributed for the improvement of young women and men’s engagement in civic economic, social affairs of their local area.
We were able to contribute for the acquisition of knowledge and skills by young women and men and enabled them to become self-employed or take on paid employment in accordance with labour market demand in the country.
Strengthened the capacities of unemployed and underemployed young people, in particular women and enabled them to negotiate for and demand for decent work.
Empowered the community (parents, influential community & religious leaders) to ensure stable abandonment of early marriage.
Developed a strategy to better enforce the law and formulate community oriented regulative mechanisms to combat early child marriage and other harmful traditional practices.