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Unemployment and poverty in Addis Ababa are both high, estimated at 23.5% and 22% respectively. More than one in four households report an unemployed adult (28.7%) compared to one in 10 households in other urban areas (10.8%). There is currently no safety net for poor and vulnerable households in general, and for vulnerable categories in particular, such as the elderly and disabled. Efforts are underway with policies such as the GTP II and the Urban Safety Net Strategy to reduce poverty and vulnerability among the urban poor. An Urban Safety Net Project is currently under preparation by MUDHCo in coordination with other agencies, which in addition to alleviating urban poverty will enhance livelihoods with a significant focus on Addis. Through BOLSA, the Micro and Small Scale Enterprise Bureau, and the Bureau of Women, 

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