Liberia - Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (RWASH) Programme Development Study

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Oct 2012
Signature Date 16 Jan 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 540,580.21
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program Development Study (RWASH) complements the implementation of the Liberia WASH Program and build on previous operations and programs financed by the Bank and other Development Partners (DPs). The proposed study constitutes a major element to support the existing sector policies and development activities in Liberia aimed at rational development of the rural water and sanitation sector. The preparation of the National RWASH Program as proposed in the present study will support and complement the Government’s efforts to review its sector policies and strategies, and the constraints. The Program will enable the GoL to carry out an integrated implementation plan and a capital expenditure program in order to ensure sustainable development in the sector in the medium- and long-term periods. The implementation of the study recommendations will promote coordination, harmonize the support of donors and government, introduce sector efficiencies through reduced transaction costs, and lay the ground for a sustainable development and management of the rural water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The Program when ready will also attract financing. This outcome will lead to increased access to drinking water supply, improved sanitation and hygiene practices by the Liberians in rural areas. The Program will also contribute towards the institutional strengthening and capacity building in the sector which is currently a major constraint to sector development. The total implementation period of the study will be 18 months after Grant approval. The total cost is estimated at Euro 749,347 (UA 645,564) (excluding taxes and customs and duties).

Project Objectives

The Objective of the study to prepare a comprehensive National Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme in order to harmonize current efforts and improve and speed up implementation in order to meet MDG targets. Specific objectives i) To undertake an assessment of the problems of rural beneficiaries in relation to water supply, sanitation and hygiene, and a situation analysis of rural WASH; ii) To formulate a program concept paper on the components of the national program which will take into account the various concerns and aspirations of the key actors; and serve as basis for the development of the fully fledged national program; iii) To elaborate a national program with detailed costs of the program components (both soft and hardware); and an operational plan and Manual.


The direct project beneficiary is the Rural Water Supply Department in the Ministry of Works, the Ministry for Health and Social Welfare and the counties.

Participating Organization

Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Government Of Liberia
Ministry of Public Works


IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-E00-004
Other IATI identifier CA-3-M012945001
Last Update 17 Sep 2021


Contact Details

Name LUBUNGA Rogers

Geographic Location

Country Liberia
Coordinates Location Name
6.06667 -8.12806 zwedru
6.30054 -10.7969 Monrovia
6.53 -10.3517 Kakata
5.88083 -10.0467 Buchanan