Ministry of Finance Ethiopia

Climate Resilient Green Economy Facility

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia launched its Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy in December 2011 in Durban, South Africa during the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The strategy aims to build carbon neutral and climate resilient middle-income economy by 2025. It also aims to reduce 64% of the national greenhouse gas emission by 2030 compared with the ‘business as usual’. Following the strategy, sector specific climate-resilience strategies were developed for Agriculture & Forestry ,Water & energy  and   transport    sectors. Based on the existing climate resilience and green-growth strategies, Ethiopia has also submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC.


The CRGE strategy elaborates a number of low carbon emitting actions across key economic sectors to achieve its vision. The strategy also tasked the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to establish a national climate fund to mobilize climate finance from various sources to realize this vision. Accordingly, MoF in collaboration with Environment, Forest and Climate Change (EFCCC) established (late 2012) and operationalized (early 2013) the CRGE Facility to attract climate finance to support the institutional building and implementation of Ethiopia’s CRGE Strategy. The facility is managed under the UN Agencies, CRGE Facility and Regional Economic Cooperation Directorate in MoF.


As Ethiopia’s national climate fund, the CRGE Facility will be recognized nationally and internationally as a premiere climate finance and CRGE coordination and delivery entity.


Through the development of partnerships with development partners and private sector, and through enhancing domestic investments from government, the CRGE Facility’s mission is to:

  • Mobilize funding in a flexible, coordinated and predictable manner that is invested in climate relevant projects and programs compliant with national and international fiduciary standards;
  • Support efficient and effective actions in GHG emissions reduction and increasing resilience as set out in the national Climate Resilience Green Economy (CRGE) strategy, which is aligned with sustainable development goals; and
  • Provide a unified engagement point where government, development partners, civil society and other stakeholders can engage and make decisions about climate finance related issues.


Organizational and Governance Structures

The CRGE Facility is governed by a Management Committee, which is co-chaired by MoF and MEFCC state ministers. All sector ministries involved in the CRGE strategy are represented both at state minister level and by senior level technical expert from their CRGE unit. An Advisory Board, which is comprised of representatives from the development partners, private sector, Multi-lateral development partners, CSOs, and academia functions to enable stakeholders to share and review information relevant to the performance of the CRGE facility and to influence, as appropriate, the resources available to the facility and the ways in which these are utilized.

A secretariat comprised of finance and technical team performs the day-to-day work, enabling the Management Committee to perform their duties in an efficient and effective manner. The secretariat reviews and appraises projects and programs and prepares funding decision note for the management committee.


Basic structure of the CRGE facility

The scope of work of the Facility include: resource mobilization and allocation; financial management;  result based payment and emission trading; monitoring and evaluation; MRV of climate change projects and programs; ensuring compliance to environmental and social safeguard standards; technical assistance and capacity building; project and program design, preparation and appraisal; generation, management and dissemination of knowledge and data; private sector engagement; sub-national engagement; coordinating international 
development partners on climate finance support; and establishing and managing climate finance tracking system.


Since its operationalization in early 2013, the CRGE Facility has accomplished the following main activities (documents can be downloaded from programs/projects and/or resources pages):


Aditional Resources From :- Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE)   

Contact Us

Yonas Getahun
Director, United Nation Agencies, CRGE Facility and Regional Economic Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation
Tel: +251-111-580850
Zerihun Getu
CRGE Facility Coordinator
Tel: +251-111-581002

Adugna Nemera
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, CRGE Facility
Tel: +251-111-580850

Mikyas Sime
Economic Cooperation Expert
Tel: +251-111-552508

Medhin Fissha 

Gender and Safeguards Specialist

CRGE Facility , Ministry of Finance | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

+251 91 2603020 | Skype: medhin_fissha |


Liya Redwan
Economic Cooperation Expert
Tel: +251-111-580850

Zerihun Estifanos
Economic Cooperation Expert
Tel: +251-111-551720

Abdurazak Harun
Senior Finance Officer
Tel: +251-111-552508

Tilaye Girma
Senior Finance Officer
Tel: +251-111-552508

Shimelis Dagne
Senior Finance Officer
Tel: +251-111-552508

Our Partners


The CRGE Facility has established partnership with various bilateral and multilateral development partners as well as specialized technical support institutions.  These partnerships have significantly supported the facility in fulfilling its responsibilities. The facility aims to strengthen its existing partnership while at the same time establish new ones.