Cameroon - Yaoundé City Sustainable Enhanced Drainage and Sanitation Project (PCADY)

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Apr 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 27,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Yaoundé City Sustainable Enhanced Drainage and Sanitation Project (PCADY) is in line with the objectives of the previous Yaoundé City Sustainable Sanitation Project (PADY) Phases 1 and 2, while also making the necessary adjustments to increase the expected outcomes. The 17 km of canals built during the first and second phases of the project on the watercourses that drain Yaoundé City have significantly reduced the frequency and impacts of flooding in a part of the city. The project has improved the adaptation of Yaoundé to climate change. However, the exceptionally heavy rains of 2018 led to further flooding, prompting the identification of actions that should be taken to supplement achievements of Phases 1 and 2. A study carried out in the second phase of the project revealed the need to build new structures that would significantly reduce the frequency of flooding in the city in a climate change context. Furthermore, a number of relevant PADY2 activities could not be carried out due to procurement difficulties, and Covid-19. To avoid degrading the portfolio's performance, given that the project was becoming aged, the Bank opted to close phase 2 on 30 June 2021. The Bank is committed to responding to the Government's new request to implement additional activities such as waste treatment and management, construction of a flood retention basin, and improvement and maintenance of roads on the banks of the canals already built with a view to integrating these roads into the urban transport network and addressing the problem of pre collection and recovery of solid household waste, which is a serious constraint to the normal functioning of drainage canals.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to sustainably improve the quality of life for the people by enhancing storm water management and hygiene and ensuring the harmonious integration of infrastructure.


The project area is the City of Yaoundé (the Urban Council and the 7 District Councils) with an estimated population of three million. The direct project beneficiaries are the people living in the vicinity of the works whose situation will be considerably improved by the reduction of the effects of floods. However, it should be noted that all the inhabitants of Yaoundé City stand to benefit from this project, notably thanks to (i) the improvement in the flow of urban traffic, (ii) the reduction in the number of piles of household refuse; and (iii) the end of the traffic interruptions that usually occur on Avenue Kennedy and the Central Post Office during heavy downpours.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Cameroon


IATI identifier 46002-P-CM-EB0-009
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Eboueme BOUNTSEBE

Geographic Location

Country Cameroon
Coordinates Location Name
3.86667 11.5167 Yaoundé