Cote d'Ivoire - Project to Improve Sanitation and the Living Environment in the Autonomous District of Abidjan (PAACA)

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Sep 2021
Signature Date 25 Nov 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 38,264,801.92
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project to Improve Sanitation and the Living Environment in the Autonomous District of Abidjan (PAACA) is consistent with the Programme for the Improvement of the Environment and Control of Floods in the District of Abidjan. It is the Bank’s contribution to the said programme. Its objective is to support flood control and improve the living environment. The project is a continuation of the Bank-funded Gourou Integrated Watershed Management Project which was closed in December 2017 and has helped to better regulate rainwater drainage in Abidjan, among other things. PAACA is an integrated operation targeting key social sectors (street food sales, health, gender, etc.) as well as sanitation. It has been designed in a coherent manner, taking into account the achievements made and lessons learned from previous and ongoing operations in the Bank’s portfolio and those financed by other donors. The project will be implemented over a five-year period. Its total cost is estimated at EUR 62.51 million. The Bank’s contribution, through an AfDB loan, stands at EUR 48.33 million, net of taxes and customs duties.

Project Objectives

The project’s main objective is to improve the living and socio-economic conditions of the population of the Autonomous District of Abidjan in a sustainable manner by assisting the Government to consolidate the achievements of the Gourou Integrated Watershed Management Project – Emergency Phase, and to improve their living environment. The specific objectives are to: (i) improve access to properly managed basic socio-economic infrastructure for the population; and (ii) improve the management of the living environment in the Autonomous District of Abidjan.


The project impact area will cover the municipalities of Adjamé, Attécoubé, Abobo, Cocody, Bingerville, Marcory, and Koumassi, as well as five (5) villages (Songon-Kassemblé, Songon-Dagbé, Songon-Té, Songon-Agban, and Songon Mbraté) in Songo Subprefecture. The project beneficiaries are estimated at 3.5 million people, 850,000 of them being direct beneficiaries. The other municipalities of the Autonomous District of Abidjan will also benefit from the crosscutting activities (IEC, Awareness Raising and Training) and may other activities, as far as possible, during the implementation phase.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-E00-006
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mahecor NDIAYE

Geographic Location

Country Côte d'Ivoire
Coordinates Location Name
5.35581 -3.88537 Bingerville
5.31198 -3.99363 Marcory
5.33507 -4.0039 Cocody
5.41613 -4.0159 Abobo
5.29716 -3.96753 Koumassi
5.33333 -4.03333 Commune d Attecoube