Water Engineering and Development Centre

Urban water management

Ability and willingness-to-pay studies for water services in Godey Town, Somali region of Ethiopia

Location Client Dates Value
Ethiopia Japanese International Development Agency, Ethiopia 2014 USD 83,000

WEDC staff involved:

Summary of project activities and outcomes:

The objective of the project was to carry out ability and willingness to pay studies in Godey Town, design appropriate tariff structure and a communication strategy and present them for comments to the major stakeholders in Somali Region, for their comments and suggestions. The study approach was based on previous research WEDC undertook entitled: Willingness to Pay Surveys – a streamlined approach, which focuses on surveys in small towns where piped water service improvements are planned. The study report was completed satisfactorily and informed project design and tariff policy.