The inadequacy of government budget in ameliorating the
deteriorating living condition in Oromia is indisputable. Therefore,
as an additional development force, to the ongoing development
efforts, the Oromia Development Association was established as
a non profit making indigenous NGO in March 1993 by some concerned
persons of Oromia with a view to mitigating the development problems
of the region by mobilizing local and external resources.
ODA aspires to see Oromia free from poverty and backwardness.
ODA exists to contribute to sustainable development of Oromia,
focusing primarily on the rural community, through construction
of basic infrastructure, provision of social services such as
education, health, water, preserving and maintaining the ecological
balance and enhancing productivity based on the principles of
In order to achieve its objectives,
ODA employs the following strategies:
intervention areas of education, health, water supply,relief,food
security and training in line with the association's financial
local experience, energy, skill and resources to address
development challenges of the region.
effective involvement of beneficiaries in all stages of
development endeavors: needs assessment, project planning
and implementation of projects.
ODA's sources of finance.