Burkina Faso - Sub-project 1: Drainage of Ouagadougou’s Outlying Districts (SPAQPO)

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Oct 2013
Signature Date 29 Nov 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 33,020,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed sub-project is the outcome of technical studies financed by the African Water Facility (AWF) in 2012 that helped to identify the sanitation project for Ouagadougou City’s outlying districts; the project comprises aspects relating to drainage, solid waste management, and the road network. This operation addresses drainage and solid waste management issues, and constitutes the backbone of all future operations. The key expected outcomes are: (i) development of the entire length (4140 m) of the Mogho Naaba backwater and its tributaries; (ii) the construction of 68 solid waste collection and sorting centres, and (iii) the development of 22 landfill cells. It will be implemented over a period of four (4) years. Its cost, exclusive of taxes and duties, is estimated at UA 36.98 million.

Project Objectives

The goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the populations of the city of Ouagadougou and in particular those of the peripheral districts. Specifically, the project should improve stormwater drainage systems, solid waste collection and recycling, and open up the outlying districts.


The sub-project concerns the inhabitants of Ouagadougou, and specifically those in the outlying districts, who number approximately 890 000 or 45 % of the city’s population. Its implementation will significantly reduce the recurrent rainy season floods recorded in these districts, as well as: (i) improve solid waste management, (ii) create over 2,160 temporary jobs during the execution of works and 1,300 permanent jobs for women and youths working in the solid waste management system, (iii) reduce the prevalence of waterborne diseases, and (iv) strengthen Ouagadougou City Council’s financial capacity.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Burkina Faso
Premier Sous-Projet d'Assainissement des Quartiers Périphériques de Ouagadougou (SPAQPO)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-EB0-001
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

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

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
12.3657 -1.53388 Ouagadougou