PBS - Promoting Basic Services - Phase III - Beitrag 2015/2016



Contract partner: MoFEC - Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (ehemals: MoFED)Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 1.400.000,00Project start: 08.07.2015End: 07.07.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal


This one year contract administrates the third annual tranche of ADA's contribution to the Promoting Basic Services Programme - Phase III (Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2008, i.e. 08.07.2015 - 07.07.2016)

The objective of the 3rd phase of PBS is to contribute to easier access to and improvement of 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 respective local transparency and accountability mechanisms. The Austrian contribution is designated to support subprogram A which finances recurrent expenditures for basic services (such as education, health, agriculture, water supply, sanitation and rural roads) at sub-national levels.


Data for the baseline 2010/2011, some intermediate results achieved (despite population growth!) and target values (tv) for 2015/2016 are:

-Net enrolment in primary education stood at 85,3% (tv 100%)

-Student-teacher ratio for primary school has been reduced to 47:1 in 2013 from 51:1 (tv 42:1)

-The ratio of health workers-to-population stands at 1:2446 in 2013 down from 1:12578 (surpassing tv of 1:2500)

-Child immunization coverage has reached 91.1% in 2013, increased from 86% (tv 97%)

-Water supply in rural areas reached 75.5% coverage in 2013, increased from 71,3 % (tv 93%)

-Average productivity of main crops for 2013 reached 20.3 Quintals, increased from 16,5 Quintals (tv 22 Quintals)

-Average travel time to reach all-weather roads on foot is 1.8 hrs in 2013, down from 3.5 hrs (tv 1.4 hrs)

Considering a current population of 86,5 Mio in Ethiopia and PBS being a nation-wide program, the Austrian contribution of approx. 0,12% of the PBSIII total planned budget of 6.4 billion USD, total beneficiaries of this support can be estimated at about 108.000 people.

project number2567-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
tied0
modalityBasket funds/pooled funding
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 1, Poverty: 2
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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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  • 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.