Libya - Strengthening the Regulatory, Legislative and Strategic Water Framework

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Nov 2022
Signature Date 07 Feb 2023
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 180,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed project is timely framed with the new important events taking place in the Water Sector in Libya. A transition government has been put in place and a specific Ministry for Water Resources has been created, raising the profile of the sector in the country, and replacing the former General Water Resources Authority. The government, in addition to the close deadline or the obsolescence of some water related strategies and policies, will give impetus to the elaboration of new policies and strategies according to the governmental new vision. The project, which is part of the Bank (North region) prioritization exercise for MIC TAF, will engage consultancy services to perform the assessment of the country regulatory, legal, institutional, and strategic water sector framework and to provide capacity building to the institutions in charge of water and sanitation sector governance and development. The technical assistance will comprise three main components: (a) Strengthening the water framework, (b) Organization of a Water Strategic Forum and (c) Project management. The estimated total cost is UA 253,000. The project duration is 24 months.

Project Objectives

The project aims at assessing and improving the regulatory, legal, institutional, and strategic water sector framework in Libya that will strengthen the control and sustainable management of the diminishing water resources and in particular the scarce groundwater resources. This will set the basis for a long-term water strategy 2025-2050 and a new water policy that will: (i) minimize the deficit in the water budget, (ii) raise the level of institutional performance; (iii) respond to a changing climate, (iv) manage and reduce development impacts on the environment; (v) maintain and improve biodiversity and the ecosystem; (vi) manage and reduce water losses; (vii) resolve long term water allocation issues and ultimately, (viii) contribute to sustainable economic growth.


This operation which aims at enhancing the preparation and implementation capacity for the Bank’s portfolio, the building of efficient country systems to foster harmonization and the support for good governance in the water sector will mainly benefit to the Government of Libya though its Ministry of Water Resources.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Government of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya


IATI identifier 46002-P-LY-EA0-002
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Coordinates Location Name
32.88743 13.18733 Tripoli