The One WASH National Program (OWNP) in Ethiopia operationalizes the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the WASH Implementation Framework (WIF) signed by the Ministries of Water and Energy, Health, Education and Finance and Economic Development in November 2012 and March 2013, respectively. The Program is the Government of Ethiopia’s (GoE) main instrument for achieving the goals set out in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). In the GTP, targets for access to safe water supply are 98%, 100% for rural and urban areas, respectively. The targets for sanitation and hygiene set out in the Universal Access Plan (UAP) are that all Ethiopians will have access to basic sanitation, while 77% of the population practice handwashing at critical times, safe water handling and water treatment at home, and that 80% of communities in the country achieve open defecation free (ODF) status. The Program’s Development objective is to contribute to improving the health and well-being in rural and urban areas by increasing water supply and sanitation access and the adoption of good hygiene practices in an equitable and sustainable manner. (Link)
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. 2013. One WASH National Program: A Multi-sectoral Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) Program Document, Final. 206 p.