Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services (WB-P161373)

  • Ethiopia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 14, 2017
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Government of Ethiopia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 700.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 21,023.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 4, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 27, 2017

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Project Description

The development objective of the Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services (ESPES) Project for Ethiopia is to improve equitable access to basic services and strengthen accountability systems at the decentralized level. The program is anchored around four sets of key results: (a) ensuring equitable access to basic services; (b) enhancing citizens’ engagement, environmental, and social management capacity; (c) deepening fiduciary aspects of basic service delivery; and (d) ensuring quality data access and results. The ESPES program finances Woreda-level recurrent spending, mainly salaries, to deliver basic services. Over 80 percent of the block grants go to recurrent costs - mainly Woreda-level salaries for teachers, health care workers, agriculture development agents (DAs), and administrators, and also some small operational costs.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Qaiser M. Khan,
Louise Victoria Monchuk,
Yoseph Abdissa


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