Ghana - Greater Accra Sustainable Sanitation and Livelihoods Improvement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Mar 2017
Signature Date 19 Sep 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 35,950,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Greater Accra Sustainable Sanitation and Livelihoods Improvement Project aims to increase access to safe and sustainable sanitation to the residents of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), targeting the urban and periurban poor residents. It will provide domestic and municipal level sanitation infrastructure, support skills development and livelihood improvements, and enhance the capacity of sanitation service providers and the participating local government authorities to better deliver and manage climate resilient sanitation services within GAMA. Indeed, only 20% of Ghana’s urban population has access to improved sanitation, making Ghana one of the lowest covered countries in Africa. The present project supports Ghana’s National Environmental Sanitation Policy that seeks to improve environmental and public health. This support should be done through: (i) provision of improved sanitation infrastructure and services; (ii) strengthening capacity of local government authorities (MMAs) for monitoring, enforcement and regulation; and (iii) reduced dependence on public finance for construction as well as operation and maintenance. The project comprises five (05) components, namely: 1) Sustainable Household and School Sanitation and Hygiene; 2) Improved Waste Management Infrastructure and Services; 3) Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Improvement; 4) Enhanced Livelihoods and Improved Economic Wellbeing; and 5) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the Project is to improve the socio-economic well-being and health standards of the urban poor within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. The specific objectives are (a) to increase access to improved and sustainable climate resilient sanitation and hygiene with improved livelihoods for the urban poor, and (b) to strengthen public and private sector capacity to better deliver and manage sanitation infrastructure and services.


The direct project beneficiaries are about 1.9 million people living in low income urban areas who will benefit from the hygiene education messages and improved off-site treatment of both solid and liquid waste. Of these, 137,000 people will also gain access to improved household and school sanitation facilities, and about 6,500 individuals and SMEs will benefit from training and will be equipped in sanitation services delivery, maintenance of equipment and general business skills to enhance their inclusiveness and potential for income generation. Another approximate 1.8 million urban GAMA residents (not necessarily low income) will be indirect beneficiaries of the improved environment resulting from the interventions in septage and solid waste management under the project.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère de l’Assainissement et des Ressources en eau
Government of Ghana


IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-EA0-008
Last Update 17 Sep 2020


Contact Details

Name CISSE Bocar

Geographic Location

Country Ghana