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A local systems analysis for rural water service delivery in South Ari (SNNPR) and Mile (Afar), Ethiopia. Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership Concept 1 (Ethiopia)

This report provides a synthesis of baseline studies and systems analyses on rural water services undertaken in two districts (woredas) in Ethiopia for the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS): South Ari woreda in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, and Mile woreda in Afar Region. Following a structure based on nine building blocks for the delivery of WASH services, the report summarizes the strengths and weaknesses of the current local systems and service levels. Based on discussions with local stakeholders and drawing upon group model-building exercises, the report then offers recommendations for systems-strengthening activities that the SWS Learning Partnership could support to improve WASH services and their sustainability.

TitleA local systems analysis for rural water service delivery in South Ari (SNNPR) and Mile (Afar), Ethiopia. Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership Concept 1 (Ethiopia)
Publication TypeResearch Report
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHailegiorgis, B.G., Adank, M., Butterworth, J.A.
PublisherIRC
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordslocal support, rural water supply, service delivery, USAID
Abstract

This report provides a synthesis of baseline studies and systems analyses on rural water services undertaken in two districts (woredas) in Ethiopia for the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS): South Ari woreda in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, and Mile woreda in Afar Region. Following a structure based on nine building blocks for the delivery of WASH services, the report summarizes the strengths and weaknesses of the current local systems and service levels. Based on discussions with local stakeholders and drawing upon group model-building exercises, the report then offers recommendations for systems-strengthening activities that the SWS Learning Partnership could support to improve WASH services and their sustainability.

Citation Key85808
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The USAID Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership seeks new ways to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services by drawing upon a systems approach and promoting innovation to strengthen service delivery systems through improved local partnerships. The SWS Concept 1 team (the partnership has four concept teams) focuses on rural water services and urban sanitation services in Ethiopia and Uganda. This baseline assessment report considers rural water services in Ethiopia.
The report provides a synthesis of various studies and systems analyses undertaken in two rural districts (woredas) in Ethiopia: South Ari, in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), and Mile, in Afar. All these rural water assessments were undertaken with the involvement of representatives from local government, and most were done with the USAID Lowland WASH Activity, which is implementing a broad WASH intervention in both woredas. The baseline studies that were undertaken included an asset inventory, service delivery assessment, life-cycle costs analysis, sustainability check, organizational network analysis and factor mapping.

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