Burkina Faso - Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Project (PEPA-MR)

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Dec 2019
Signature Date 21 Feb 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Oct 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Oct 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 11,370,399.69
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Project (PEPA-MR). It will provide drinking water supply and sanitation facilities to contribute to universal access to drinking water and sanitation. The project provides for the construction of: (i) 200 boreholes equipped with human operated pumps (HOP); 15 simplified drinking water supply (SDWS) systems, (ii) 11,000 family latrines, and (iii) 50 latrine blocks in institutions (schools and health centres) and public places. With a view to ownership and sustainability of the DWSS facilities, the project will carry out IEC campaigns for behavioural change on water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition1 and gender. Lastly, the project will support capacity building for intervention structures and other actors such as municipal officers, pump repairers, standpipe managers, water user associations (WUA), and the training of young people (girls and boys) in the water and sanitation professions. The project consists of three components: (1) development and management of gender-sensitive drinking water and sanitation infrastructure; (2) studies, communication and capacity building; and (3) project coordination and management.

Project Objectives

The project aims to sustainably improve the quality of life for the people of the Centre-West and Centre-South Regions. Its specific objectives are to (i) increase the drinking water access rate in the Centre-West Region from 70% in 2018 to 84% in 2025, while access in the Centre-South would rise from 85% in 2018 to 92% in 2025, (ii) increase the sanitation access rate in the Centre-West Region from 15% in 2018 to 39% in 2025, and in the Centre-South Region from 10% to 35% in 2025, (iii) increase the employability of young people (girls and boys), (iv) ensure sustainable management of drinking water and sanitation infrastructure and (v) prepare an investment project.


The project will take place in an area with an estimated population of 2,020,000 inhabitants. The direct beneficiaries of the drinking water supply and sanitation (DWSS) facilities are estimated at 157,500 for drinking water and 110,000 for sanitation. With the support of information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns, approximately 700,000 persons, including 300,000 for drinking water and 400,000 for sanitation, hygiene and nutrition, or 34.6% of the area’s population, of which 54% women, will be sensitised.

Participating Organization

Government Of Burkina Faso
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
African Development Fund
Ministry of Water


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-E00-016
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Céline Bénédicte Yidja KANZIE
Email c.kanzie@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
11.6713 -1.07374 Centre-Sud
12.25488 -2.36876 Centre-Ouest
12.3333 -2.16667 Province du Boulkiemde
12.1667 -2.66667 Province du Sanguie
11.5833 -1.91667 Province du ziro
11.91667 -1.5 Bazega Province
11.25 -1.25 Nahouri Province
11.58333 -1 Zoundweogo Province
11.3333 -2.25 Province de la Sissili