MoFED and the WB appreciate the active involvement of the MA in strengthening the relations between FTA and SA in the field.

The MA participated in the annual FTA meeting that was held on 25 and 26 Augustus in Adama.
All 9 regions and 2 city administrations presented the progress that was made on FTA activities in recent year. Especially encouraging was the fact that in all presentations Social Accountability (SA), more in particular the direct linkage and integration with FTA was emphatically stressed as an important achievement. Participation back and forth in each other training and familiarization programs apparently resulted in more awareness and a higher knowledge level of both FTA and SA stakeholders and a better understanding on how to jointly move forward in improving the service delivery level in Ethiopia.

The MA in its final presentation stressed the fact that a proper communication with regional and local authorities is key in achieving the end results of the SA program. Our implementing partners in the field have been encouraged to systematically establish proper communication lines with BoFED offices and involve them in activities such as Interface Meetings to keep them abreast on the progress of the program. Both MoFED and the WB expressed their appreciation for the active involvement of the MA in strengthening the relations between FTA and SA in the field.