USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) engaged Dexis to advance the Government of Ethiopia’s ability to articulate and implement its democratic reform agenda in coordination with the U.S. Embassy and USAID colleagues in Ethiopia, in addition to international donors and other stakeholders.
The Dexis-led USAID/OTI Ethiopia project is a fast and adaptable team working to help the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) advance critical reforms and stabilize the political transition, which hopes to demonstrate success following the recent appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Despite achieving unprecedented and important human rights, democratic, and diplomatic milestones, worsening regional violence and increased ethno-nationalist sentiment threaten continued forward motion toward a stable, democratic society. Together with OTI, civil society, and GOE partners, Dexis has developed a robust workplan to support sustainable democratic change. This will be achieved by awarding small grant activities to people and organizations working to sustain democratic progress at the federal and regional level.