Sanitation in Small Towns – Woliso, Ethiopia: Baseline Assessment Synthesis Report

This report presents the findings of a baseline assessment of sanitation services in Woliso, Ethiopia and the outcomes of a subsequent stakeholders’ workshop to discuss, understand, and verify the results. This work was carried out under the USAID-funded Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS).

This baseline assessment of service delivery across the sanitation value chain focused on actors and factors. It served to initiate dialogue with local stakeholders to establish needs and priorities for the project to address. To understand the sanitation service delivery context in Woliso, the assessment focused on: (1) containment and excreta management services, (2) the enabling environment for achieving and sustaining universal access to safely managed sanitation services, and (3) the nature of relationships between local actors involved in service delivery. Data from a household survey along with information from key informants was used to develop a Fecal Waste Flow Diagram (also known as Shit Flow Diagram).