Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
126.5 milion

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit

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Measurement work

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    • Time Use Survey
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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

No data

Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?


Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?

National Voluntary Community Service Programme

2021 View source

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?


VNR Reporting

The 2017 Voluntary National Reviews on SDGs of Ethiopia: Government Commitments, National Ownership and PerformanceTrends

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 30

The National Health Extension Program launched since 2010/11 FY which mobilized the society at all levels has been remarkably successful in preventing and controling health problems. The program covered mainly family health, hygiene and sanitation, environmental health and health education. Health extension workers close to 38,000 have been trained and deployed to implement the program. ‘Voluntary Women Health Army’ were organized and deployed on health services. In this regard, 439,497 Women Health Teams and, each team with 5-persons, numbering 2,125,190 were organized enabling the improvement of critical and basic maternal and infants health care services.

No mention

Ethiopia National Voluntary Review 2022

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Paragraph 1, page 8

It should be noted that the successful implementation of SDGs depends on collective efforts
between government, private sector, civil society, the scientific community, academia,
parliaments, local authorities, volunteers and other stakeholders, and the public at large.

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