The Community Managed Project (CMP) approach is one of the four service delivery models for the development and use of rural WaSH infrastructure in Ethiopia. Effectively it is an implementation modality which helps communities realise their WaSH projects. The CMP approach decentralizes service delivery by making communities responsible for the planning, implementation and maintenance of new water schemes, whilst district authorities provide capacity building and external support
The poor sustainability of rural water services is well recognized. Project-based, one-off and stand-alone implementation of water systems should be replaced with sustainable, large-scale approaches that actualize the philosophy of decentralized service delivery. One such an approach is the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach which has been piloted and successfully implemented in two regions of Ethiopia: within the Rural Water Supply and Environmental Programme in Amhara Region (RWSEP) and the Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme in Benishangul-Gumuz Region (FinnWASH-BG). Based on the promising results, the Government of Ethiopia has now decided to mainstream the CMP approach into its National WaSH strategy.
The CMP approach explained in 10 steps.
10 key steps of CMP.pdf (647.5 kB)
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