Ethiopia is committed, through its Universal Access Plan (UAP), to achieving full coverage of WASH services by 2012. The goals in the UAP are intended to be achieved in parallel with, and based upon, a process of decentralisation. This decentralisation is a combination of democratic decentralisation based, in part, upon Ethiopia's nature as a federal state; and a process of administrative deconcentration intended to make service delivery more equitable, efficient and effective. This document synthesises research undertaken by the 'Governance and Planning' theme of the RiPPLE project, together with local stakeholders in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR). The objective of the research was to gain insights into governance related challenges facing the region, and by extension Ethiopia as a whole, in implementing the UAP, as a precursor to more detailed action research aimed at identifying solutions to these challenges.
Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region (RiPPLE), Ethiopia, 56 pp.
GaP synthesis paper. Reaching Universal Access: Ethiopia’s Universal Access Plan in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) A synthesis paper of recent research under the RiPPLE Programme’s Governance and Planning theme.