Amhara is isolated into 11 zones, and 140 Weredas (see map at the base of this page). There are around 3429 kebeles (the littlest managerial units) . "Basic leadership power has as of late been decentralized to weredas and along these lines the woredas are liable for all improvement exercises in their zones." The 11 authoritative zones are: North Gonder, South Gonder, West Gojjam, East Gojjam, Awie, Wag Hemra, North Wollo, South Wollo, Oromia, North Shewa and Bahir Dar City extraordinary zone.A 2000 report by UNSAID illustrates life in the majority of Amhara, particularly the Eastern half . The land has been developed for centuries without any varieties, or improvement in the cultivating procedures. The subsequent natural harm has added to the pattern of crumbling atmosphere with visit drafts, loss of yields and the subsequent nourishment lack just as intermittent starvation.
"The Amhara area experiences intermittent dry seasons and nuisance intrusions. Of the 105 woredas in the district, forty-eight are dry spell inclined and constantly nourishment secure. There has been no single year since 1950 where there was no dry spell in the eastern piece of the locale. Starvation's have been recorded as far back as scriptural occasions. Then again, a significant part of the western portion of the district has great soils and sufficient precipitation and normally produce farming surpluses."