Guinea - Study on Institutional Support for the National Water Point Management Service

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jan 2014
Signature Date 06 May 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Apr 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 380,251.98
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Institutional Support Study for the National Water Points Service (SNAPE) responds to the will of the Guinean authorities and the main donors of the PNAEPA to make effective the implementation of the provisions provided for in the decree on the reorganization of the SNAPE. It falls within the framework of Guinea's third Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP III) for the period 2012-2015, particularly its first pillar focusing on "governance and institutional and human capacity building". The study is structured around two components, namely (i) the development of a project to reorganize SNAPE based on an assessment of its tasks and institutional capacity and, finally, the development of an optimal organizational chart; and (ii) the proposal of a framework for consultation of WATSAN sector stakeholders in line with the new strategy for the development of the public water service. It will be carried out in three phases, each of which will end with the drafting of a report and the holding of a workshop, i.e. (i) an inventory of the sector, the current institutional capacity and the new prerogatives of SNAPE; (ii) the definition of an optimal SNAPE organization chart with the elaboration of job description sheets, a proposal for the assignment of current staff and a short- and medium-term training plan, and a provisional report on the implementation of the reorganization; and (iii) the identification of synergies between ongoing initiatives and the proposal of the mode of operation and content of the manual of procedure to be imposed on all actors involved in the sector. The implementation of its recommendations should enable the SNAPE to accomplish its mission of support-advice to the communes in terms of access to drinking water in accordance with the decentralization policy, the SNDSPE and the PNAEPA, while guaranteeing its financial viability. The study will be carried out by SNAPE with the support of a consultancy firm over a period of 8 months, from April to November 2014. The estimated pre-tax cost of the study is UA 395,711.

Project Objectives

At the sectoral level, the study aims to improve the governance of the sector in order to contribute to improving the rate of access to drinking water and sanitation in rural and semi-urban areas. The specific objective of the study is to lay the foundations for the operationalization of the SNAPE through : (i) developing and proposing a project for reorganizing the SNAPE; and (ii) proposing consultation frameworks for stakeholders in the WATSAN sector in rural and semi-urban areas.


The project will directly benefit the Service National des Points d'Eau (SNAPE).

Participating Organization

Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Service National des Points d'Eau- SNAPE


IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-EAZ-001
Last Update 01 Dec 2021


Contact Details

Name CISSE Bocar

Geographic Location

Country Guinea
Coordinates Location Name
10.83333 -10.66667 Guinea