PBS II - Protection of Basic Services Phase II



Contract partner: Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (ehemals: Ministry of Finance and Economic Development) Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 1.500.000,00 Project start: 15.05.2009 End: 31.12.2009

Short Description:

Overall goal


The purpose of the multi-donor supported PBS II program is to support the Government of Ethiopia's (GOE) implementation of its poverty reduction strategy (the PASDEP). The objective of the World Bank's program is to reduce poverty through addressing key policy and administrative challenges related to: local governance; public financial management; the quality of locally delivered basic services; and inequities in access to the services. By the end of the three year implementation period of the overall PBS programme, the expected results are: (i) improved social indicators; (ii) robust fiduciary arrangements; and (iii) local governance structures that ensure effective development.

Like its predecessor PBS I, the PBS II will contribute to financing the delivery of basic services by local administrattions targeting primary health care, education, agriculture, and water & sanitation at the local level with the aim of influencing the implementation of Ethiopia's Decentralisation Governance agenda. Ethiopia's decentralisation structure consists of the Federal Government at the pinnacle, followed by 9 regional governments and 2 major municipalities. Each of the regions comprises several districts (woredas) which in turn consist of clusters of several localities (kebeles).

This contract covers Austria's contribution to PBS for the year 2009.

project number 2567-01/2009
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
tied
modality
marker
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.