Burkina Faso - Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project in the Cascades, West-Central, South-Central and Sahel regions

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jul 2007
Signature Date 06 Sep 2007
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 27,556,698.56
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project in the Cascades, West-Central, South-Central and Sahel regions is a component of the 1st phase of the national programme (NDWSSP). It was formulated in consultation with the major donors of the sector in order to address the fundamental needs of rural communities in the area of potable water supply and sanitation. The project will contribute to improving the health conditions of the inhabitants, reducing health expenditures, promoting income-generating activities related to water and private sector development in the intervention areas. It is based on the following principles: (i) the sector decentralization process; (ii) a demand-driven approach involving the beneficiary communities; (iii) contribution by the latter to equipment investment and maintenance costs; (iv) support to the private sector, central and deconentrated technical structures operating in the sector, local administrations and the beneficiaries; and (vi) closer coordination between the various actors of the sector. The present project comprises the following components: A) development of Basic DWSS Infrastructure; B) institutional Support to Structures Involved in the Project; and C) support for Project Coordination and Management.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to improving the socioeconomic and health conditions of rural communities. Specifically, it aims at the following priority objectives: (i) improve water supply and household sanitation in the rural localities of the four target regions (Cascades, West-Central, South-Central and Sahel); and (ii) improve community sanitation in the rural communities of these four regions.


The priority beneficiaries of the project are the rural communities in the Cascades, West-Central, South-Central and Sahel regions that have expressed their needs and conveyed their request to the authorities. The recommended approach consists in giving preference to the localities in these regions that have the highest deficit indices. Demand for community sanitation structures expressed by schools, rural health centres, markets, road transport stations and various public places will also be taken into account.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-E00-008
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name N'ZOMBIE Zounoubaté
Email z.nzombie@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
11.5833 -1 Province du zoundwaogo
14.3333 -1.25 Province du Soum
11.3333 -2.25 Province de la Sissili
13.9167 -0.166667 Province du Sano
12.1667 -2.66667 Province du Sanguia
14.6667 -0.333333 Province de l' Oudalan
11.25 -1.25 Province du Nahouri
10.3333 -4.41667 Province de la Comoa
12.3333 -2.16667 Province du Boulkiemda
11.9167 -1.5 Province du Bazaga