PBS (Phase II – Extension) Beitrag 2012

Contract partner: MoFEC - Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (ehemals: MoFED)Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 2.500.000,00Project start: 08.07.2012End: 07.01.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

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 in 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 (Jan. 2013), the expected results are improved social indicators, robust fiduciary arrangements and local governance structures that ensure effective development.

Like PBS I, PBS II will contribute to financing the delivery of basic services by local administrations in primary health care, education, agriculture, and water & sanitation at the local level.

The interim report of the poverty analysis study of the Government (2010/2011) shows that poverty declined markedly between 2004/05 and 2010/11. The poverty rate fell from 38.7 % in 2004/05 to 29.6 % in 2010/11. This implies that Ethiopia will achieve MDG 1 (reducing poverty by half). The poverty gap also reduced, but not the severity of poverty. Headcount poverty fell in all regions of the country.

Until the end of 2012 the primary school enrolment rate is expected to reach 91,5 %. The infant mortality is expected to decrease from 77 to 59 deaths per 1000 births, while under-five mortality is expected to decrease from 123 to 88 per 1000 births (baseline 2005). 10 percent of women in rural areas giving birth shall be attended by a health professional. The Federal Block Grant of GOE is expected to increase to ETB 45.6 billion.

This contract covers Austria's contribution to PBS for 2012.

project number2567-04/2012
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
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    • 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.
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