Benin - Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme (PAEPA)


Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Nov 2004
Signature Date 29 Nov 2004
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2012
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 8,164,955.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Program was designed to ensure the sustainable satisfaction of the drinking water and sanitation needs of rural populations in order to contribute to the improvement of their living conditions. It responds, on the one hand, to the Beninese Government's concern to ensure equitable development of the various regions of the country and to correct the shortcomings observed, in accordance with the new policy of decentralization and regional balance, and, on the other hand, to the African Development Bank Group's desire to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Initiative (RWSSI). This program should make it possible to ensure, by 2010, (i) the provision of drinking water to at least 50% of the rural population; and (ii) adequate sanitation for at least 40% of Benin's rural population and (ii) by 2015, (i) the provision of drinking water to at least 67% of the rural population; and (ii) adequate sanitation for at least 66% of Benin's rural population. The cost of the program, excluding taxes and customs duties, is estimated at UA 196.90 million. Its first phase, which should be based in the departments of Atlantique and Zou, includes the following components: (i) development of basic infrastructure; (ii) studies, supervision and control of works; (iii) information, education and communication (IEC); (iv) institutional support; and (v) program management.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the program is to ensure the sustainable satisfaction of the drinking water and sanitation needs of rural populations in order to contribute to the improvement of their health and socio-economic conditions by accelerating access to viable drinking water supply and sanitation services. The specific objectives of the program are to (i) improve the supply of drinking water to rural populations; (ii) ensure adequate sanitation for rural populations; and (iii) contribute to improving the performance of the rural drinking water and sanitation sub-sectors.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the project are the rural populations of the Atlantic and Zou Departments, NGOs in the area, local authorities, village chiefs and institutions.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Benin
Implementing
Ministère des Mines, de l'Energie et de l'Hydraulique

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-EA0-002
Last Update 31 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name M'BAYE Elhadji Amadou
Email e.mbaye@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
6.66667 2.25 Atlantique Department
7.25 2.16667 Zou Department