Ethiopia has an extensive tertiary network of wereda and community roads
estimated to be at least 90,000 kilometres in length. The majority of
the roads have an earth surface and only a very small proportion have
been constructed to fully engineered standard, hence most of the roads
are only reliably passable in dry weather. Lack of maintenance has meant
that many roads that have been constructed or improved under projects
have fallen back into a state of disrepair. The Ethiopian Roads
Authority decided that an operational maintenance and asset management
policy for wereda and community roads was necessary and in 2008,
consultants were appointed through the TI-UP Resource centre funded by
DFID to assist in the process of preparing a maintenance and asset
management policy and strategy.This document sets out an operational
maintenance and asset management policy for wereda and community roads.
It is intended that this will guide the planning and implementation of
the maintenance of wereda and community roads at regional and wereda
levels. A separate document describes the strategy to be followed to
accomplish this policy.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
Anon. Wereda and community roads maintenance and asset management policy. February 2010. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2010) 11 pp.