Côte d'Ivoire - Promotion of access to toilets and employment in Bouaké and Katiola, through the reuse of sludge and urine

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Sep 2013
Signature Date 13 Jun 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Commitment U.A 1,010,117.34
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project aims to exploit the potential of the northern area of Côte d'Ivoire, more affected by poverty and unemployment and by environmental pollution, accentuated by the low rate of access to the toilet, defecation in the nature and release of toilet flush products in inappropriate conditions. Its strategy is based on the recovery of waste that can be levers to contribute to economic and social development. It includes six (06) main areas of intervention, namely: (i) the promotion of new professions, through the sustainable launch of a dozen micro-enterprises that will employ 60 young people including at least 15 women and the capacity building of enterprises mechanical waste collection already in place; (ii) the facilitation, as a first step, of the access of at least 900 poor households to the toilets; (iii) the contribution, in a second step, to universal access to the toilet through a micro-credit system; (iv) facilitating the implementation of an inclusive service for the collection, transportation and treatment of waste products and their reuse in the surrounding agricultural perimeters; (v) contributing to resilience to climate change and preserving the environment; (vi) capacity building in project management of 8 town halls of which 6 will have bankable projects.

Project Objectives

The overall objective is to facilitate the sustainable access of the populations of Bouaké and Katiola to infrastructure, services and jobs related to the management of toilet emptying products. In the long term, the living conditions of the urban poor in the northern regions of Côte d'Ivoire will be improved through the promotion of economic activities in the various parts of the drainage product management chain.


The direct beneficiaries are: 900 households in the communes of Bouaké et Katiola, which will have toilets with urine separation (700 of Koko, Sokoura, Dar-es-Salam and Industrial Zone districts in Bouaké and 200 households of Dioulabougou 1 district in Katiola) about 9000 inhabitants who will enjoy these facilities. 456,000 inhabitants of the communes of Bouaké and Katiola (60% of the population of Bouaké and 22.5% of Katiola having access to sanitation) who will benefit from the services of 5 mechanical collection companies that will be trained and approved. The technical services and elected officials of Bouaké and Katiola who will be trained in the project management in management of waste products. The indirect beneficiaries are: 821,000 inhabitants of Bouaké (753,000) and Katiola (68,000) communes who will benefit from improved new collection, transportation and treatment services for dung products. The micro-credit banks that will be involved in the management of funds for access to toilets and the promotion of professions related to toilet emptying products.

Participating Organization

CARE International Côte d'Ivoire
AfricaWater Facility Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-EB0-001
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Email f.hollhuber@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Côte d'Ivoire
Coordinates Location Name
8.13728 -5.10095 Katiola