Efforts to provide and sustain water and sanitation facilities have not achieved the intended objectives. Besides a need to increase investment in the sector, there is evidence of an inability to utilise Channel One funding efficiently and effectively (government budget and donor money in the form of loan and grants coming through the Federal Treasury rather than sectoral ministries). This raises questions as to the wisdom of allocating additional resources rapidly. The main objective of this research was to use primary and secondary data collection to identify and assess the causes of the poor utilisation of Channel One funding to the water sector in Benishangul-Gumuz region, looking particularly at four woredas1 (two RiPPLE study woredas and two non-RiPPLE). This paper examines the amount actually flowing to the sub-sector and the level of under/overspending, and assesses how efficiently and effectively the budget has been used during the past five years. It then puts forward viable recommendations for decision makers.
Wube, M.; Dereje Ademe; Mulatu Takele; Zewdie, A. Working Paper 9. Assessment of budget utilisation (Channel One) in the Water Sector: A case study of four selected woredas in Benishangul-Gumuz regional state. (2009) 41 pp.