Development cooperation ,18.12.2015

Community-Led Accelerated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Ethiopia, phase III


Community-Led Accelerated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Ethiopia (COWASH) project has been implemented in Ethiopia since 2011. During the first two phases clean water has been made available for 1.8 million people. During the third phase of COWASH the target is to provide water for additional 900 000 people.The impact of the intervention is to have health of the rural population and the rural women's situation improved in 5 regions in Ethiopia. The intervention has 4 outcomes: 1) Increased clean water coverage 2) Increased sanitation coverage 3) Increased sustainability and functionality of built WASH facilities 4)Women's empowerment. Evidence gathered from COWASH III's positive results will also support Finland to influence to the WASH sector development in Ethiopia. Finland will also participate to the Consolidated WASH Account (CWA) that supports the One WASH National Sector Program and will try to get the community managed project (CMP) approach included in the projects funded by CWA. The budget for the COWASH III bilateral project is 11 million euros and it is divided: 2016: 2 400 000 euros, 2017: 3 400 000 euros, 2018: 3 200 000 euros and 2019: 2 000 000 euros. Ethiopia belongs to least developed countries (LDC).

Funding decision  18.12.2015

11 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation 100%

Funding channel

  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori
  • Konsultit



Code for the object of funding