Commissions (or Authority, in Oromiya) and Health Bureau. The MoWR and its consultants made repeated visits to the regions to explain the WSDP planning process and discuss the basic principles, approaches, and requirements from the RTC. Large amounts of data and information have been collected both from the Federal and Regional Government sources, as well as from many other institutions. Another aspect of WSDP preparation was the extended consultative process that had gone into this exercise. During the formulation process, extensive consultations took place at all levels. At the national level, two major workshops were organized by the MoWR to review and comment on various outputs. All major stakeholders participated in these workshops and provided useful comments and insights. At the regional level, the RTCs have conducted local-level consultative meetings that involved the grass-roots stakeholders. Development programs in other sectors (education, health, and road transport) were consulted for their relevant experience. In summary, what makes WSDP unique as compared to the other sector development programs is that it is based on an extensive consultative process reflecting inputs ranging from international donors agencies to local level communities.