Sanitation in Small Towns – Debre Birhan, Ethiopia: Baseline Assessment Report

This report presents the findings of a 2018 baseline assessment of sanitation services in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia. This work was carried out under the USAID-funded Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Systems Learning Partnership (SWS).

This baseline assessment of sanitation service delivery focused on actors and factors across the sanitation value chain. It served to initiate dialogue with local stakeholders to establish needs and priorities for the project to address. The aim of the assessment was to understand the conditions at the community level and basic sanitation service provision, understand the service delivery environment, identify the status of the enabling environment at the city level, and understand the relationship between actors within the WASH network that comprise the local system. By understanding the context (enabling environment), services (service delivery environment), and people in the network (living environment), this analysis recommends a learning alliance and creates a tool for dialogue for local sanitation actors.