PBS II - Beitrag 2011
The purpose of the multi-donor financed PBS II programme is to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) in implementing its National Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP, 2010-2015). The objective of the programme 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 implementation period of the PBS II 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 administrations 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.
Since the beginning of the implementation of the PBS programme, the primary school enrolment rate has increased from 68.5 percent (2005) to 87.9 percent (2010); the child immunization rate improved from 70 percent (2005) to 82 percent (2010), and rural access to potable water increased from 46 percent (2005) to 65.8 percent (2010). Until 2012 the primary school enrolment rate is expected to reach 91,5 %, the child immunization rate 88 % respectively and the proportion of malfunctioning water supplies is expected to decrease to 16 %.
The Federal Block Grant of the Ethiopian Government is expected to increase by ETB 20.1 billion (from ETB 25.5 billion to ETB 45.6 billion). Furthermore, the GoE shall deliver the Health Commodity Tracking Survey. The Country Procurement Assessment Report (CPAR) will be finalized and be used as a learning and discussion tool about how to strengthen procurement processes at all levels.