Cote d’Ivoire - Gourou Integrated Watershed Management Project - Emergency Phase

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 2010
Signature Date 10 Jun 2011
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 23,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Gourou Integrated Watershed Management Project involves implementing basin-wide strategic operations to ensure: (i) better regulation of drainage water toward the outlet, in particular at the level of the Indénié interchange; (ii) improved environmental management and treatment of solid waste; and (iii) preparation of a planning document on basin-wide integrated management. It was initiated because of repeated flooding at the level of the intersection and its neighbouring areas, traffic hold-up at the Indénié interchange, the salinization of the Lagoon and an insalubrious environment. This project, which will help to improve access to and quality of basic social services as well as protect the environment – fits seamlessly into the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for 2009-2013. The project will consist of several phases. The first phase (“the Emergency Phase”) involves: (i) rehabilitating and constructing retarding basins, drainage channels and their connections to the main canal; and (ii) conducting a study to define the measures required to implement a sustainable sanitation and drainage strategy for the Basin. The project total cost is estimated at UA 23.30 million (excluding tax and duty).

Project Objectives

The project aims to help to improve living conditions of the population of the Abidjan district. More specifically, it consists to: 1) help to reinforce and enhance the security of the sanitation network of Abidja; 2) help to improve socioeconomic and sanitary conditions, and change the behaviour of the population of the four districts covered by the project in terms of hygiene; and 3) reinforce the institutional capacity of the sector's stakeholders.


The direct project beneficiaries are the population of the four districts of Adjamé, Abobo, Cocody and Plateau, amounting to 2,800,000 people, including 495,000 residing within the vicinity of the Basin.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Côte D'Ivoire


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-E00-002
Last Update 13 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name NDIAYE Mahecor

Geographic Location

Country Cote d'Ivoire
Coordinates Location Name
5.41667 -4.03333 Departement d' Abidjan