The 3rd Annual Performance Assessment of 44 Cities and 9 Regions in Ethiopia Participating in the Second Urban Local Government Development Program (ULGDP II)

The 3rd Annual Performance Assessment of 44 Cities and 9 Regions in Ethiopia Participating in the Second Urban Local Government Development Program (ULGDP II)

Country: Ethiopia


Duration of assignment (months): Five   months

Location within the Country:

In 44 Cities and 9 regions participating in the ULGDP II for Allocations for EFY 2009 (2016/17) that include: Samera/Logiya (Afar National Regional State); Bahir Dar, Kombolcha, Gondar, Dessie, Debre Birhan, DebreTabor, Woldya, Finoteselam, Mota and Debre Markos (Amhara National Regional State) ;Asosa(Benishangul Gumuz National Regional State); Dire Dawa (Dire Dawa City Administration); Harar (Harari National Regional State);Gambella (Gambella National Regional State);Adama, Bishoftu, Jimma, Shashemene, Assela, Burayu, Sebeta, Ambo, Robe, Batu and Nekemte (Oromia National Regional State); Hawassa, Arbaminch, Wolayta Sodo, Dilla, Mizanaman, Hosaena, Areka, Butajira and Yirga Alem (SNNP National Regional State); Jijiga( Somali National Regional State);and Mekelle, Adigrat, Axum, Shire Endeselassie, Almata, Humera, Wukro and Adwa (Tigray National Regional State).




Address of Client: Sudan St./Ras Abebe Aregay, Leghare Area Opposite National Bank of Ethiopia, 3rd Floor, Room No. 304 Postal Code/PO Box No: 3040/1000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Approx. Value of services provided by your firm (in Current US$): 100,415.81USD

Telephone number: 251-011-554-06-35/6/7

Fax: 251-011-554-06-30

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Start Date (month/Year) January 5, 2016

Completion date (month/year): June 10, 2016


Narrative Description of the Project

The Annual Performance Assessment(3rd APA) of 44 Urban Local Governments(ULGs) and  Regional Implementation Agencies(RIAs) in 9 regional states in  Ethiopia participating in Second Urban Local Government Development Program(ULGDP II) that the programme’s  performance grants (PGs) have been funded by International Development Association (IDA) – or World Bank – through their Program for Results funding instrument, Annual Performance Assessment (APA) is necessary to determine the level of performance of ULGs, regional or federal agencies receiving funds on Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs).

The core objective of the 3rd Annual Performance Assessment (APA) was to assess and score the performance of the 44 cities that are participating in ULGDP II. The assessment was undertaken according to the ULGDP II Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) and the associated Performance Measures (PMs) and indicators and procedures as described in the Annual Performance Assessment Guideline (APAG) dated November 24, 2015, so as to identify the achievement of the cities, individually and in aggregate. The results of the assessment have been used to determine: a) whether ULGDP II funds linked to the DLIs described can be disbursed (by the World Bank); and b) the allocation, or non-allocation of funds, (by GOE) that may be made to each of the 44 participating cities for EFY 2009 (8 July 2016 to 7 July 2017). In addition to this, the third APA reviewed DLIs related with the performance at the regional level (DLIs 4, 5 and 6).

Description of Actual Services Provided by the Staff:

The staff team participated in the 3rd Annual Performance Assessment of 44 Cities and 9 Regions In Ethiopia Participating In The Urban Local Government Development Program (ULGDP II) carried out field data collection activities with 44 ULGs and six RIAs in nine regions in Ethiopia on the following major and key areas of performance assessments.

1.      Institutional Performance.

  • Planning and budgeting
  • Asset/Infrastructures Management
  • Public Financial Management
  • Procurement and Contracts Management
  • Municipal Revenue Planning and Enhancement strategies
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Environmental & Social Safeguards
  • Land Management 

2.      Service Delivery and Infrastructure.

  • Job Creation
  • Urban infrastructural development and asset maintenance

3.      Assessment of Regional Government capacity building and support for ULGs in urban service delivery 

4.      Assessment of the extent to which Offices of the Regional Auditor General (ORAGs) have carried out financial audits for ULGs.

5.      Assessment of the extent to which Regional Environment Protection Agencies (REPAs) have reviewed environmental and social safeguards compliance in their respective ULGs.

6.      Assessment of regional revenue authorities (RRAs) support for ULGs’ efforts to generate revenue.

The team also compiled preliminary reports based on the data collected from the field; prepared draft and final individual ULG level reports of the 44 ULGs and a draft and final synthesis report containing all reports of 44 ULGs and six RIAs together; and finally made a presentation on the workshop organized by the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing(MoUDH) and World Bank(WB), for the completion of the specific consultancy assignment.


Urban Revenue Enhancement, Fund Mobilization and Finance Bureau: FDRE Ministry of Urban Development,


10 June 2016