Name of Grant Country: Ethiopia

Name of Project : Accelerated Stunting Reduction Project in Ethiopia (AsREP)




  1. The Federal Government of Ethiopia has applied for a grant from the African Development Fund to finance the Accelerated Stunting Reduction Project in Ethiopia ;
  1. The principal objectives of this project is to :
  • Reduce stunting prevalence in Ethiopia among children under two in Sequota Declaration areas from 41% to 32% by 2024, building on different initiatives promoted by the Government and other stakeholders ;
  • The project mode of procurement is all type.
  1. The project has four components :
  • Climate smart infrastructure development for effective service delivery ;
  • Livelihood support and promotion of consumption of nutritious foods ;
  • Strengthening Institutional Systems and Capacity Building ;
  • Project Management.

The details of these components are indicated below.

1.1 Component 1: Climate smart infrastructure development for effective service delivery

The activities under this component will include :

  • Sub-component 1 will focus on provision of water for human and livestock consumption. This could include the construction and rehabilitation of solar powered or electric supplied water supply system for communities, schools, health facilities and farmers training centres, schools and health facilities latrines ;
  • Sub-component 2 aims at enhancing the availability of Water for production and productivity of nutrient dense foods (plant and animal origin). This may include the construction/rehabilitation of micro and small irrigation systems and water harvesting structures for homestead and school gardening and small ruminants use ;
  • Sub-component 3 will focus on Institutional infrastructure support. This may cover the construction/rehabilitation of structures in schools, health facilities and agriculture (health posts, school blocks, school meals kitchens, farmer training centers, AITEC).

3.2 Component 2: Livelihood support and promotion of nutritious foods :

  • This component aims to increase dietary diversity and food consumption patterns mainly for women, adolescent girls and children. Project interventions to be prioritized under this component will include I) promotion of nutrient dense food production through, among others, establishment of sustainable community seed and seedling multiplication centres and value chain ;
  • provision of agricultural inputs/supplies and livestock (chickens, goats, sheep, cows for schools), distribution of nutrient dense and bio-fortified seeds/crops) to households and schools and introduce/implement livestock fodder and feed production approaches ;
  • The live hood support sub-component is proposed to focus on women and youth and may include support to community seed multipliers/suppliers value chain, support to water schemes spare parts supply chain and market linkage. This will be complemented with women economic empowerment interventions. The social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) interventions will prioritize key behavioural determinants for demand creation of nutrition services and products ;
  • School health and nutrition initiatives will include scale up of piloted business model for home-grown school meal initiative; establishment of school clubs, schools gardening and school based nutrient dense foods production to sustain school feeding.

3.3 Component 3: Strengthening Institutional Systems and Capacity Building :

  • This component will aim at improving community engagement and ownership across sectors, linkages and referral between community outreach and routine health activities, and quality of health and nutrition services. Some of the key areas of support will include: I) support to the establishment of community labs, ii) strengthening of the Growth Monitoring Programme (GMP) and the antenatal care (ANC) services through the provision of essential materials and equipment, and training of health workers on nutrition assessment, counselling (NACS) and iii) support establishment of school health and nutrition clubs and promotion of adolescent nutrition ;
  • In addition, the project will scale up of Unified Nutrition Information System for Ethiopia (UNISE) in prioritized woredas and support the operationalization of the PDU iii) capacity building of the key sector ministries under the SD.

3.4 Component 4: – Project Management: This component covers the set up and staffing of the Project Implementation Units at both federal and regional levels. At federal level, the Project

coordination team should include the following positions:     Program     Co-ordinator,     Finance

Officer, Procurement Officer, Environment Safeguard Specialist, Social Development Expert, Water Engineer, Agriculture expert, Health/Nutrition specialist and M&E Officer. The Mission also recommends that the project coordination team be established at regional level containing Project regional focal point, Finance Officer, and Procurement Officer. The regional project team is expected to work in collaboration with the regional multi-sectoral PDU. Other activities to be supported under the component include i) the completion of baseline and impact evaluation ii) the implementation of sub-project ESMPs and RAPs iii) analytical studies and iv) project audit v) monitoring and evaluation. Detailed activities and costing will be firmed up at appraisal stage of the project.

  1. Procurement of goods and/or works will be in accordance with the Bank’s Rules of Procedure for the Procurement of Goods and Works. Acquisition of the services of Consultants will follow the Bank’s Rules of Procedure for the Use of Consultants. Bidding documents are expected to be available in June 2021 ;
  1. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and should confirm their interest, by contacting :

Ministry of Health

Address : Lideta Sub-city, Sudan Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contact name: Solomon Ejugu, Director, Finance and Procurement Directorate

telephone number: 251-929 172 743

Email : [email protected]

fax number : 251-(0)115519366