OWNP Annual Report 2009EFY Summary

This report is the second integrated report for the OneWaSH National Programme (OWNP) of Ethiopia, and brings together data from the Ministries of Water, Health, Education and Finance, the Consolidated WaSH Account (CWA) group of donors, other donors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on programme activities and impact in the 2009EFY period. The motivation for producing an annual integrated report for the OWNP arises from the fact that water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) reporting in Ethiopia is largely undertaken independently by ministries, donors and NGOs according to their respective programmes. The aim of the OWNP Annual Report is to synthesise the results of multi-sector and multi-stakeholder efforts under the programme, to better inform decision-making and collaboration across the OWNP. The programme aims to integrate these WaSH reporting systems into a comprehensive annual report, as part of its overarching aim to progress into having ‘one plan, one budget, and one report’.

As was the case when producing the 2008EFY Annual Report, the present systems of WaSH data collection and reporting in Ethiopia are still in the process of being integrated to an extent where they can be used to sufficiently report against the OWNP Results Framework and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Where possible, this report highlights areas where data is unavailable or insufficient in order to draw attention to where monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can be improved. It is expected that data on WaSH coverage and functionality collected through the upcoming National WaSH Inventory II (NWI2) and the deployment of the M&E Management Information System (MIS) will enable the OWNP Annual Report 2010EFY to more comprehensively report against the programme Results Framework.

This report brings together OWNP activities and progress during the 2009EFY period (from 8 July 2016 to 7 July 2017 in the Gregorian calendar), and evaluates this progress against the 17 OWNP KPIs that form the OWNP Results Framework. At the time of writing this report, sufficient data was not available for six of the 17 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This is an improvement from 2008EFY, when sufficient data was not available for eight of the KPIs.

This report is structured to first summarise the overall status of WaSH in Ethiopia using newly available data fromthe Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) 2016, the OWNP Baseline Report, and the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). Then the activities, progress and challenges reported during the 2009EFY period in each of the OWNP’s four components (rural, urban and institutional WaSH, and programme management and capacity building) are examined in detail in separate chapters. While not a core programme component, as with last year’s report, a section on Emergency WaSH is included here as the impact of and response to the 2008EFY drought continued in 2009EFY. This report is compiled mostly from secondary data sources to synthesise existing data sets and maximise the use of already available data where possible. In addition to secondary data, primary data collection and verification was undertaken in the four regions of Tigray, SNNP, Amhara and Benishangul Gumuz.

The compilation of this report has allowed for a comprehensive assessment of 2009EFY OWNP activities and progress according to targets for rural, urban and institutional WaSH, as well as for programme management and capacity building. Significant progress was made across the OWNP during this reporting period, including reaching 4,877,017 rural and 995,136 urban beneficiaries who now have access to an improved water source, and increasing the national water supply coverage to 65.7% of the population in 2009EFY. However, many annual targets were missed by substantial margins due to significant regional disparity in successful programme implementation.

You can read the OWNP 2009EFY Annual Report here.