Burkina Faso – Project to Promote Hygiene, Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, And Build the Population’s Resilience to Covid-19 And Climate Change in Rural Areas In Eight (8) Provinces (PHEPA – 8P)

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Dec 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 3,910,895.44
Status Approved

Project General Description

This project was identified to operationalise in rural areas of Burkina Faso the objectives of the programme jointly supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB)/African Water Facility (AWF), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the Government of Denmark (GoDk). This programme contributes to the operationalisation of the African Water Vision 2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) linked to water and sanitation. The project will be implemented in the Centre-West, Centre-South and Central Plateau Regions where, at end-2021, it was noted that, respectively, 50.0%, 6.3% and 21.3% of health centres were not supplied with drinking water. Nor was 75.1%, 43.0% and 36.5% of schools. As regards sanitation, shortcomings concerned the low achievement rates of objectives relating to Ending Open Defecation (EOD) and access to domestic sanitation, weak or non-existent management and optimal recycling of wastewater and faecal sludge as well as weak intervention capacities of sanitation chain actors. With a three (3) year implementation period, the project’s total estimated cost will be five million, seven hundred and seventy thousand, three hundred and twenty-nine (5,770,329) Euro. Of this amount AWF will contribute four million, nine hundred thousand (4,900,000) Euro, excluding taxes and customs duties, i.e., 85% of the project cost.

Project Objectives

The project aims to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions and health of rural communities in ten (10) priority municipalities in eight provinces of the Centre-West, Centre-South and Central Plateau Regions, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by providing beneficiary communities with support to improve their conditions of access to sustainable water, hygiene and sanitation services by supporting central government, central and devolved structures as well as the municipalities concerned to prepare investment projects for drinking water supply, hygiene, sanitation and climate-resilient water resources management, while improving water and sanitation sub-sector management.


The project’s direct beneficiaries are the Directorate-General of Sanitation (DGA), the Directorate-General of Drinking Water Supply (DGEP), the Regional Directorates of Water and Sanitation (DREA) in the three target regions, targeted municipalities as well as poor and vulnerable communities that will be served by improved drinking water, hygiene and sanitation systems. In the short to medium term, the beneficiary population will comprise about 61,270 people including internally displaced persons (IDPs), at least 50% of whom will be women.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Government Of Burkina Faso


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-E00-020
Last Update 20 Mar 2023


Contact Details

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

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
11.3333 -2.25 Province de la Sissili
12.16667 -2.66667 Province du Sanguie
12.3333 -2.16667 Province du Boulkiemde
11.5833 -1.91667 Province du ziro
11.25 -1.25 Nahouri Province
11.91667 -1.5 Bazega Province
11.58 -1 Province du zoundweogo
12.5833 -1.8 Province du Kourweogo
12.5833 -1.41667 Province d' Oubritenga
12.3333 -0.75 Province du Ganzourgou