PBS - Promoting Basic Services - Phase III - Beitrag 2013/2014

Contract partner: MoFEC - Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (ehemals: MoFED) Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 2.400.000,00 Project start: 08.07.2013 End: 07.07.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal

The development objective of the third phase of PBS is to contribute to easier access to and improving the quality of basic services by funding block grants that ensure adequate staffing and operations, and by strengthening the capacity, transparency, accountability and financial management of government at regional and local authorities' level.

PBS supports the Government's commitment to strengthen decentralized service delivery and enhance local transparency and accountability mechanisms that support those service delivery objectives. The PBS program combines (A) a high-volume sub-program that finances recurrent expenditures for basic services at sub-national levels, (B) a system strengthening subprogram with three components to improve transparency and accountability systems at woreda level, and (C) a results enhancement fund to pilot performance-based approaches to remove constraints to reaching results.

The economic and financial review of past Promoting Basic Services (PBS) interventions indicates that this countrywide multi-donor program managed by the World Bank (i) generates good value-for-money; and (ii) has allowed the expansion of basic services.

Examples for practical results achieved from 2011/2012 to 2010/2011 (despite a population growth from 82,1 to 84,3 Million!):

• Water supply increased from 52 auf 58% of the population

• Teacher-pupil ratio improved from 1:51 to 1:50

• agricultural extension: 1,5 Million beneficiaries more (now 10,5 Million people!)

• average travel time to reach an all-weather-road reduced from 3,5 to 2,9 hours

project number 2567-05/2013
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
  • 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.
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  • 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.