Project- Feasibility study of applying the Output-based Aid (OBA) approach to irrigation development in Ethiopia.

Client: Metameta - World Bank (contract number: 7166930),

Project Implementers - Z & A P. Antonaropoulos & Associates S.A. (lead consultant), Metameta Research, and DAR AL-OMRAN Infrastructure & Environment

Duration: May 2013 to December 2013


The general objective of the Feasibility Study was to design an OBA Scheme to support the construction of field channels and land improvements allowing the delivery of satisfactory irrigation services to all smallholder farmers as beneficiaries of the Megech Pump (Seraba) and Ribb Irrigation & Drainage Schemes resulting in higher returns to investments, higher incomes for the farmers and improved protection of the environment.

The Feasibility Study for an Output-Based Aid (OBA) Scheme is conducted under the supervision of the National Program Coordinator for the Ethiopian Nile Irrigation and Drainage Project at the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, the World Bank Task Team Leader and co-Task Team Leader and the oversight from GPOBA.


WLRC’s role was on the technical design and cost estimation for field canals, land leveling and grading for about 20,000 ha of Megech and Rib irrigation schemes. The project

Contact: Dr. Tena Alamirew

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Contact Detail

S/Mihret Mariam Church to Wosen Road

Behind Ministry of Mines

100M to the right from Dimitri Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Telephone:- +251(0)-11-661-22-36

Fax:- +251(0)-11-661-22-29

P.O.Box:- 3880



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