Country Ethiopia
Region Africa
Duration Start 10 December, 2020 till 9 December, 2024
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Inter-municipal co-operation
Public finance
Public policy and planning
Funding Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia
Project code 11424

The wider objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of local governments to deepen Ethiopia's decentralisation process as a pathway to sustainable development.

The specific objectives are (1) Strengthen Local Government representative organisations at urban and rural level to become meaningful exchange platforms and carry out advocacy with higher-level tiers of government, and (2) Support Woredas' capacities in Public Finance Management (Planning, Budget, Expenditure) and strengthen Civil Service Capacity for better service delivery.

The expected results of the project are: R1 Ethiopian Cities Association unites urban local governments for exchange between peers; R2 Initiatives for the creation of sub-national governments' representation at rural level are facilitated; R3 Selected woredas are trained in public finance management and local civil service capacity is strengthened; R4 Research findings on institutional and operational capacities of local governments is pursued.