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Organization Name Organization Name (Local Language) Country Factors Organization Description
Abyssinia Law Ethiopia Open Government (Factor 3), Civil Justice (Factor 7), Criminal Justice (Factor 8)

It is an online free-access resource for Ethiopian legal information such as Supreme Court decisions, policy documents, and research documents, among others. The initiative was founded by the Liku Worku Law Office and is a member of the World Free Access to Legal Movement.

Association of Women Business Ethiopia - AWiB Ethiopia Fundamental Rights (Factor 4), Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)

It is a networking platform for mid-level career women and business owners to address current issues, raise awareness on pertinent topics, disseminate knowledge, and point out new trends in the business and investment world.

Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions - CETU Ethiopia Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)

It protects the rights of Ethiopian workers and advances their interests through capacity building, education, and training. It seeks to strengthen organizational capacities, democratic relationships, and solidarity.

Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism - CEWARN Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5)

It was founded in 2002 by members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). It is an initiative that aims to build a sustainable peace in the region through the prevention of violence and conflict through the collection and analysis of data, the dissemination of information, and the implementation of projects.

Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations - CCRDA Ethiopia Open Government (Factor 3)

It is an association of NGO's and CSO's that serves as a forum for collective action and promotes the growth of civil society by supporting member organizations in capacity building and strengthening their collective voice. It was the first legally registered association of NGOs/CSOs in Ethiopia and has operated since 1973.

Construction Sector Transparency Initiative - CoST Ethiopia Ethiopia Absence of Corruption (Factor 2)

The Initiative seeks to improve transparency and accountability in publicly financed construction projects through the public disclosure of information. CoST is managed by a multi-stakeholder coalition that represents the interests of the government, the private sector, and the civil society.

Earuyan Solutions Ethiopia Open Government (Factor 3)

It is a social justice and impact driven feminist social enterprise that supports organizations and individuals in the promotion of gender equality and transformative feminist leadership through tailor-made workshops, seminars, research, and project/program design.

Ethio Trial Tracker Ethiopia Open Government (Factor 3), Criminal Justice (Factor 8)

It documents and provides information to the public concerning court cases of people accused of terrorism. It denounces arbitrary detention of dissenters by the government and monitors the appropriate use of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation of 2009.

Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center - ECIC Ethiopia Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)

It supports small and medium Ethiopian enterprises that are developing innovative solutions to address the challenges of climate change. The initiative is supported by the World Bank’s program infoDev, UK Aid, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopia Social Accountability Program Phase II Ethiopia Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1), Open Government (Factor 3)

It is an initiative to strengthen the use of social accountability tools, approaches, and mechanisms by citizens, civil society organizations, local government officials, and service providers. It is financed through a World Bank multi-donor trust fund.

Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development - ECDD Ethiopia Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)

It promotes and facilitates disability inclusive development, economic empowerment, and the improvement of healthcare and educational services. It fosters the inclusion of disability issues and persons with disabilities in mainstream government and non-governmental service delivery and development programs.

Ethiopian Employers Federation - EEF Ethiopia Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)

It is the national employers organization with branches throughout the country. It offers training, legal advice on labor and industrial relations, and mediation services for issues pertaining to employment. It also participates in the revision and analysis of policies and collective bargaining processes.

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research - EIAR Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5)

It contributes to increased agricultural productivity and nutrition quality, sustainable food security, economic development, and conservation of natural resources and the environment.

Ethiopian Lawyers Association Ethiopia Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1), Civil Justice (Factor 7), Criminal Justice (Factor 8)

It promotes the efficient administration of justice, contributing to the development of jurisprudence, the respect for human rights, and the rule of law. It advances legal education and provides free legal aid to those who are economically and socially underprivileged.

Ethiopian Midwives Association Ethiopia Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)

Since 1992 it has worked to strengthen the practice of midwifery in Ethiopia. It contributes to the expansion of the midwifery profession through the development of evidence based practices and empowering professionals to reduce maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality, and to improve sexual and reproductive health.

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-church Aid Commission - EOC/DICAC Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5), Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)

Founded in 1972, it assists disadvantaged communities with emergency relief, rehabilitation, support for refugees/returnees, and HIV/AIDS prevention. It promotes sustainable development, community empowerment, and gender equality.

Ethiopian Public Health Association - EPHA Ethiopia Regulatory Enforcement (Factor 6)

EPHA was founded in 1991 and works to achieve an optimal standard of health for the people of Ethiopia. It promotes better health services for the public and high professional standards through advocacy, relevant policies, and effective networking.

Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association Ethiopia Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1), Fundamental Rights (Factor 4)

Founded in 1996, it promotes and protects the economical, social, and legal rights of women in Ethiopia. They provide free legal aid services, public education, capacity building, research, and law reform advocacy. EWLA runs 60 legal aid centers to assure that the service is accessible to women at the grass root level.

Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5)

It coordinates advocacy efforts for their members for the promotion of peace, justice, and unity in Ethiopia, while also working with similar national and international associations.

Human Rights Council Ethiopia Ethiopia Constraints on Government Powers (Factor 1), Open Government (Factor 3), Criminal Justice (Factor 8)

Founded in 1991, HRCO is an independent organization that works towards building a democratic system though the promotion of the rule of law and due process, and encouraging and conducting human rights monitoring.

Institute for Peace and Security Studies Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5)

It fosters peace and security through research, dialogue, and outreach activities in Ethiopia and throughout Africa by offering quality education and capacity training in the specialized field of peace and security to students and stakeholders.

Institute for Sustainable Development - ISD Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5)

It contributes to the eradication of hunger and poverty in Ethiopia through the combination of modern and traditional knowledge, through sharing experiences, open dialogue, research, training, and participation to support and improve the livelihoods of local communities.

Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5)

Since 2010, it has promoted peaceful coexistence and collaboration between religious institutions and communities in Ethiopia. The Council is recognised for their work in peace building education that incorporates member institutions, regional branch offices, and the public.

Justice for All-Prison Fellowship Ethiopia Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5), Civil Justice (Factor 7), Criminal Justice (Factor 8)

Founded in 1992, it seeks the improvement of prisoner's rights, while also promoting human rights, good governance, and the rule of law in Ethiopia. Their initiatives include capacity development of the government, advocacy, policy dialogue, conflict management, and peace building, among others.

Justice For All/Prison Fellowship Ethiopia - JFA/PFE Ethiopia Order and Security (Factor 5), Civil Justice (Factor 7), Criminal Justice (Factor 8)

Founded in 1992, it seeks the improvement of prisoner's rights, while also promoting human rights, good governance, and the rule of law in Ethiopia. Their initiatives include capacity development of the government, advocacy, policy dialogue, conflict management, and peace building, among others.