Ethiopia Basic Service Transformation Program


Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Dec 2015
Signature Date 03 Feb 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 43010
Commitment U.A 180,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Basic Services Transformation Programme (BSTP) is a 3-year Sector Budget Support programme. The programme cost is UA 180 million to be disbursed in three installments of equal amount of UA 60 million over three fiscal years (FY2015/16 to 2017/18) based on disbursement triggers agreed with the government. The BSTP aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty and improve the standard of living of Ethiopia by expanding and deepening provision of basic services with a focus on improving quality and enhancing equity. The BSTP is a successor programme to PBS III (FY2012/13 -2014/15). The Bank has been supporting the PBS with an overarching objective of increasing access to basic services and strengthening accountability at decentralized level since 2006 alongside other Development Partners, including the World Bank, DFID, EU, Austria and Italy. The programme will be closely coordinated with interventions of other DPs such as World Bank, EU and DFID.

Project Objectives

The programme outcomes include: (i) expanded and enhanced quality of basic services at the woreda level; (ii) strengthened accountability and transparency in service delivery; and (iii) enhanced citizen’s engagement in service delivery. The beneficiaries of the programme are the whole population (90 million) particularly women, the rural population and emerging regions. The expected output include: (i) increased budget predictability to woredas for basic service through block grants; (ii) improved quality of basic services in health, education and water and sanitation at woreda level; (iii) enhanced equity in delivery of basic services in health, education and water and sanitation at woreda level; (iv) enhanced transparency and accountability through citizen engagement; and (v) improved performance in financial management at woreda level.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the programme are the whole population (90 million) particularly women, the rural poor and emerging regions. Despite significant achievement in expanding access to basic services, evidence indicates that emerging regions and pastoral communities have not benefited as much as expected. Most emerging regions are characterized by scattered and often pastoral communities, making it more challenging to provide basic social services, thus creating huge disparities in access to and use of essential basic services.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Ethiopia
Implementing
Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ET-IZ0-002
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name CHIKOKO Mulle
Email m.chikoko@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Ethiopia
Coordinates Location Name
9 39.5 Ethiopia