Cameroon - Project for Studies and Preparation of a Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jul 2018
Signature Date 23 Apr 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 4,361,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present project focuses on conducting studies for the preparation of an investment program for the construction of 300 mini-grids for drinking water supply in rural areas of Cameroon. This is a Government response to the difficulties that hinder the development of the rural water sub-component. The project aims to improve the efficiency of investments in the drinking water and sanitation sub-sector. This project will also mobilize the funds needed to finance the construction works of the mini-grids for which the studies are carried out. In the long term, the program resulting from these studies will contribute to improving the rate of access to drinking water in the localities selected and the sustainability, management, regularity of the water service and monitoring and evaluation of existing water supply works and to be built in rural areas. The main components of the project are: (i) studies; (ii) institutional support as well as (iii) project management and coordination.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to improve the efficiency of investments in the drinking water and sanitation sub-sector through the activities of studies, capacity building and collection and storage of key information for the management of water and sanitation in Cameroon.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations covered by these studies which could reach more than 900,000 inhabitants. To these populations, the population of the 200 villages selected for the FDAL operation should be added to eradicate the practice of open defecation. In addition, through its capacity building activities, the project will benefit the Ministry of Water and Energy, Municipalities and Small and Medium Enterprises.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Cameroon
Ministère de l#Eau et de l#Énergie


IATI identifier 46002-P-CM-E00-008
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Eboueme BOUNTSEBE

Geographic Location

Country Cameroon
Coordinates Location Name
6 12.5 Cameroon
3.86667 11.5167 Yaoundé