Gambia - Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Mar 2017
Signature Date 11 May 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Mar 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Mar 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 408,303.25
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed operation is a requirement of additional resources of EUR 500,000 needed in order to achieve the objectives of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (RWSSP) in The Gambia, approved in February 2012. This operation is justified by the sunk investment already incurred on the sanitation infrastructures and pumping systems for all communities including the 3 targeted communities. The outstanding works for the tank and network should be supported to achieve access to potable water for these 3 communities comprised of 14 villages. The Project’s main intended outputs include; (i) 18 new multi-village solar powered water supply systems, (ii) rehabilitation and up-grade of 4 simple water systems into multi-village solar powered systems; (iii) improved sanitation facilities for schools, rural health centers and public places and 1000 household latrines (iv) institutional strengthening for government’s departments involved in the project (iv) community education in sanitation and personal hygiene the project’s implementation.

Project Objectives

The Project aim is to improve access to safe drinking water supply and sanitation in the rural areas by giving access to water to 65,000 additional people and access sanitation facilities to 20,000 additional people by the end of 2016.


The direct beneficiaries are the populations of the three (3) communities in fourteen (14) targeted villages. In total, the project is expected to facilitate access to safe drinking water for an additional 65,000 people and sanitation facilities for an additional 20,000 people.

Participating Organization

Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters


IATI identifier 46002-P-GM-E00-006
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Bocar CISSE

Geographic Location

Country Gambia
Coordinates Location Name
13.5 -15.5 Gambia