The agency was established to ensure that civil society organizations make full use of their rights enshrined in the constitution and comply with local laws. ACSO enables organizations to make a significant contribution to the development of the country and the building of a democratic system.


The association aims to play an active role in the development of an efficient civil society sector that works towards the improvement of Ethiopian Society.


  • Transparency and accountability
  • Quality service:
  • Humanity and volunteerism;
  • Rule of law:
  • Partnership and collaboration
  • Teamwork:
  • Abhorrence of corrupt practices and corruption;
  • Constant change;
  • Professional competence and ethics;