The fact that Oromia Development association (ODA) has accomplished since its establishment, remarkable tasks from which the populations in Oromia have benefited a lot is conspicuous and can in no way be questioned. It is in fact true, that the Association could have done more and has not done to the level desired by itself as well as the people of oromia.
So far, ODA has developed rich experience in identifying problem areas, initiating and running development projects which are found crucial for bringing changes in the living of the society. It has specially registered good achievements in the area of health, education, food security and provision of basic social services. .
Through its health program which includes reproductive health and family planning services ODA has managed to cover more than 110 woredas of the region. Assessments made in this regard show that more than 1/3 of the total populations of the region have benefited from this program. .
In the education sector, ODA has managed to construct 90 elementary schools and establish over 100 alternative basic education centers from which more than 32,000 children and 9000 adults in 6 woredas have benefited by getting access to basic primary education. .
ODA is also implementing food security program in one chronically food insecure woreda and is intending to expand the experience to other similar woredas in the region.
The association has also conducted Social Accountability Project from which more than 60 thousand people in 12 woredas of the region have benefited.
So far, the Association has constructed 85 health institutions, 171 km’s of rural road in various woredas of the region.