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Website National Portal
Region Africa
Sub-Region Eastern Africa
Income * Low income
Income Value 380
USD, GNI per capita
Population 87,095,281
E-Government Development Index 0.2666
Rank 157 of 193
E-Participation Index 0.4915
Rank 91 of 193
* Income data refer to World Bank classification

Investing in the future

At 72nd place globally, Ethiopia is one of the best performing LDCs in online service delivery, ahead of many wealthier countries, including a number of European nations. The country’s success can be traced in part to high-level recognition of the need to coordinate online services at national level, provide a strategic direction for e-government development in the country and allocate sufficient resources. The national strategy includes provisions for citizen centric mechanisms for stakeholder involvement, implementation of 219 online services over a five-year period from 2011–2015, tracking of indicators of achievement and establishment of a national e-government leadership council.

The strategy is linked to the country’s national development strategy that envisages a transformation from a primarily agricultural to an ICT-based economy. Despite the country’s status as a low-income, landlocked, conflict-affected country, Ethiopia’s achievements demonstrate that a vibrant online public administration can emerge from a combination of high-level political commitment, engagement of stakeholders and a specific plan of action linking e-government to national sustainable development priorities.


E-Government (2016 EGDI: 0.2666)
2016 Rank 157
2014 Rank 157
E-Participation (2016 EPART: 0.4915)
2016 Rank 91
2014 Rank 122
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E-Government Development Index

EGDI Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
Ethiopia 157 157 172 172 172 171

E-Participation Index

EPART Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
Ethiopia 91 122 45 135 170 151

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Human Capital Index