Liberia - Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 May 2010
Signature Date 28 May 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 26,086,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project in line with the Bank's Integrated Water Resources Management (IRVM) strategy is envisaged to address these issues in Monrovia and 3 county capitals (Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru). Liberia is transiting from post-conflict recovery to long-term development; thus the project is in conformity with the Bank's strategy of rehabilitating infrastructure to jump-starting economic growth, rebuilding core state functions and institutions, and facilitating pro-poor growth. The project targets urban and peri-urban settlements as well as schools, markets and health centres in Monrovia, Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru. The Bank's interventions in Liberia contribute directly to the achievement of GOL's development objectives aimed at providing basic services to the population and improving the performance of the service providers to ensure long-term sustainability of the water supply and sanitation sector. The Project will consolidate the Bank's continued involvement and support for the water sector in Liberia.

Project Objectives

The project seeks to (i) improve access to adequate, safe and reliable water supply and public sanitation services to the people in the towns of Monrovia, Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru on a sustainable basis; (ii) Enhance the institutional, operational and management capacity, and (iii) Ensure the long-term institutional and financial viability of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation.


The direct beneficiaries are 580,000 residents in Monrovia, 45,400 in Buchanan, 39,300 in Kakata and 27,000 in Zwedru; the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and the Monrovia Metropolitan Corporation (MMC). The outcomes of the project are increased coverage and functioning of water and sanitation services in the project area, and improved performance of LWSC. The residents/retail customers of the water utilities will benefit from better service, both in terms of access and quantity delivered. The capacity building component will also benefit small-scale service providers of water and sanitation services (management of kiosk and public sanitation facilities), mainly targeting women groups. The adoption of improved hygienic practices and use of sanitation will lead to improved sanitary environment benefiting all the residents of the four cities.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Liberia Water - Sewerage Corporation


IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-E00-003
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name YEANAY Alex Saye

Geographic Location

Country Liberia
Coordinates Location Name
5.88083 -10.0467 Buchanan
6.53 -10.3517 Kakata
6.27556 -10.7178 Paynesville
6.06667 -8.12806 Zwedru
6.30054 -10.7969 Monrovia