AfDB Backs Ethiopia's Bid to Improve Basic Services Delivery

The African Development Bank and Ethiopia have signed a USD109.63 million loan agreement designed to help expand access to basic services in the African country.

The loan will support the implementation of the Protection of Basic Services project, which has been in place since May 2009, the Ethiopian Journal reports. The project seeks to improve the quality and expand access to education, health care, water and sanitation, agriculture and other basic services. It also aims to boost accountability and transparency in local service delivery.

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