Ethiopia and the World Bank signed a financing agreement amounting to $300 million for water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) service.
The agreement was signed today by Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide and Carolyn Turk, World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.
The bank approved the $300 million credit from IDA last week to help Ethiopia provide its citizens with safe water supply and sanitation services and promote improved hygiene practices to approximately 3 million people in selected rural and urban areas.
Ethiopia has established a global model for integrated implementation of water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities that brings together four sector ministries with a horizontal implementation structure that extends from federal to community-level.
Its flagship program is the One WASH National Program (OWNP), according to a statement issued by the bank.