Ethiopia - Multi-Sectoral Approach for Stunting Reduction Project (MASReP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Apr 2021
Signature Date 10 May 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 22,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Multi-sectoral Approach for Stunting Reduction Project (MASReP) is designed to contribute to the realization of the Ethiopian government's commitment, known as the Seqota Declaration (SD), through the implementation of a package of interventions in the selected districts of Amhara and Tigray regions of Ethiopia. The 2015 Seqota Declaration reaffirms the government's commitment to ending stunting in children under two by 2030. Indeed, malnutrition remains one of the main development challenges in Ethiopia. The project target area has the highest stunting prevalence in Ethiopia (48% of children under-five). The full project package of interventions consists of (i) infrastructure development/maintenance (water supply and irrigation schemes, health, education and agriculture facilities), (ii) livelihood support, production and promotion of nutritious food crops and livestock, and (iii) system/capacity strengthening activities. Among the 40 target woredas of the SD program, the project will implement the full package of multi-sectoral interventions in the prioritized 17 woredas while the remaining 23 woredas will benefit only from the SBCC and systems strengthening activities to complement government’s interventions. The MASReP is a fouryear project. The total project cost is UA 34.17 million with UA 22.00 million from ADF. The contribution of the Government of Ethiopia and communities is UA 11.38 and UA 0.79 million, respectively.

Project Objectives

The Development Objective of the project is to increase access to multi-sectoral nutrition services for children under-five years in the Seqota Declaration areas. The project has 3 specific outcomes: (i) Improved access to services for health among children under-five years and PLWs (ii) Increased production and consumption of diverse and nutritious food, and (iii) Improved knowledge, attitude and practices on feeding, care and hygiene.


The direct beneficiaries of the project interventions are children under-five and pregnant and lactating women (PLW), including young mothers. The number of PLWs and under five children beneficiaries is estimated at 53,000 and 186,000 respectively. Vulnerable PLW and women will benefit from the nutrition-based livelihood support interventions. Around 119,000 School children, including adolescent girls, will benefit from the nutrition friendly school package involving school gardens, meals and nutrition clubs. Communities and farming households in the targeted woredas will derive health and economic benefits from increased access to water, availability of nutritious foods, and improved nutrition services. Selected health posts (9), schools (12) and farmers training centres (7) prioritized based on a set of criteria, including the location, level of need and size of beneficiary, will be upgraded to meet the national standard.

Participating Organization

Government of Ethiopia
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-ET-IBZ-001
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mulumebet MERHATSIDK

Geographic Location

Country Ethiopia
Coordinates Location Name
11.5 38.5 Amhara Region
14.1667 38.8333 Tigray Region