Ethiopia - Support to the One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Program (OWNP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Sep 2014
Signature Date 28 Nov 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 66,420,559.03
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Support Project to One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Program (OWNP) aims at sustaining the implementation of Ethiopia Growth and Transformation Program (GTP). The OWNP (2013) is a Government-led policy framework document that describes the national strategy and action plan for achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) GTP targets. It is a national program with country-wide coverage focusing on agrarian and pastoral rural, peri-urban and urban populations. The financing needs to achieve the targets of the OWNP stand at USD 2.4 billion. The proposed intervention by the Bank will contribute to the financing requirements for the provision of required infrastructure and for strengthening sector capacities and systems in a predictable and timely manner. This will provide sustainable and resilient infrastructure, support skills development and job creation especially for women and youth, strengthen sector governance and capacity, contribute to enhanced water and food security, and prioritize the specific needs of under-served social groups and geographic areas in line with the Bank’s Strategy, and the OWNP. The expected outcomes of the Program are (a) Increased and more equitable access to safe water, and better sanitation and hygiene practices; (b) Improved sustainability of WASH facilities; and, (c) Greater efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources.

Project Objectives

The goal of the Program is to contribute to reducing poverty and improving the health and well-being of Ethiopians, in line with the Growth and Transformation Program (GTP). In this regard, the purpose of the Project is to increase access to water supply and sanitation services as well as the adoption of good hygiene practices in an equitable and sustainable manner.


The direct beneficiaries are the people of Ethiopia, especially those based in rural and pastoral areas, who will benefit from improved and more inclusive provision of WASH services at household and institutional levels, and who will benefit from the attendant wellbeing, time-saving, and productivity gains. The youth and women will especially benefit from the establishment of sector-related employment opportunities such as supporting the O&M frameworks. Moreover, the direct support to tertiary institutions will help to develop necessary technologies and skills for job creation. The four Federal ministries responsible for WASH (MoFED, MoWIE, MoE and MoH) will also benefit from facilitation and capacity building for them to be able to deliver their services.

Participating Organization

Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
African Development Fund
Government of Ethiopia


IATI identifier 46002-P-ET-E00-007
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Teferi MENKIR

Geographic Location

Country Ethiopia
Coordinates Location Name
9.02497 38.7469 Addis Ababa