The Entrepreneurship Development Programme is nationally implemented with Ministry of Urban Development and Housing MoUDho as the Implementing Partner. The National Implementation Modality (NIM) is guided by the pertaining United Nations Development Programme NIM rules and regulations as well as the Ethiopia National Project Implementation Manual (PIM).


The project is overseen by a Steering Committee (SC) which is responsible for making management decisions by consensus for the project together with guidance by the CEO of the Center. Project reviews by the SC are made at designated decision points during the project implementation, or as necessary when raised by the CEO.


The SC is under the overall oversight of the State Minister of MoUDHo, who is the individual with executive authority and responsibility. The Executive is supported by beneficiary partners such as the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), the Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security (FUJCFSA) and other suppliers including UNDP. In addition to ensuring that that progress towards the outputs required by the beneficiaries remains consistent from the beneficiary perspective. The Executive promotes and maintains focus on the expected project outputs, prioritize and contributes beneficiaries’ opinions on Project Board decisions on whether to implement recommendations on proposed changes, and resolves priority conflicts.


The steering committee chair sets the agenda convenes meetings and ensure that they are properly conducted. The co-chair will have the same responsibility and the secretary plans, coordinates and monitors all steering committee activities including distributing the agenda, attending the meetings, preparing the minutes and reporting decisions and recommendations to the center.


The CEO of EDC runs the Entrepreneurship Development Project on a day-to-day basis, under the guidance of MoUDHo and reporting to FUJCFSA on behalf of the Project SC within the constraints laid down by the SC. The appointed Technical Committee (TC) includes representation from development partners, key government ministries, private sector and academia and other non-state actors.

The main responsibilities of the TC include:

·         Reviews the policies operations of the project
·         Provides regular reports to the overall SC and serves as Project Assurance
·         Ensures beneficiary needs and expectations are being met or managed
·         Manages risks and ensures the project remains viable
·         Assures that internal and external communications are working
·         Makes sure that quality management procedures are properly followed
·         Ensures project procedures are adhered to


The Centre will coordinate activities with the FUJCFSA, and report to MoUDHo. The purpose of institutional capacity building is to enable the EDC to align activities consistent and complementary to existing public sector goals and initiatives as well as existing private sector entrepreneurship initiatives. Similar management structure has been established in consultation with regional governments and city administrations to support local implementation of the enhanced EDP.

The figure below shows the management structure for the Centre: