Morocco - Project to outsource the management of rural drinking water supply services to the private sector

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Nov 2020
Signature Date 01 Apr 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 682,960.75
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

This intervention concerns the project for outsourcing the management of the rural drinking water supply service to the private sector. It falls under the second priority of the AWF relating to catalytic investments and the third relating to investment promotion. It will contribute to improving the supply of services in a sustainable manner, better meet basic water needs, promote gender equality and urban-rural social equity in Morocco. The main outputs of the project are: (i) the subcontracts are implemented in two rural areas, (ii) the capacities of the ONEE project management team and the companies' teams are strengthened through in situ training and exchange of experiences, (iii) the project is monitored, evaluated and compared to other management modes, and (iv) the contract model is adaptable to new rural areas.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to increase access to drinking water through the involvement of small and medium-sized enterprises in the operation and maintenance of drinking water supply facilities and in the extension of distribution networks in rural areas.


The direct beneficiaries of the pilot project are the households in the municipalities and douars concerned that are already served by standpipes or still need to be served, i.e. about 101,240 inhabitants of El Borouj and about 202,960 inhabitants of Safi Ouest, i.e. a total of 304,200 inhabitants. Women and young girls will be the main beneficiaries of the elimination of the water chore, freeing up their time to devote to educational or income-generating activities.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-EAZ-008
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 29 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name EL OUAHABI Mohamed

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
32.1667 -8.83333 Safi
31.6362 -8.01041 Marrakech
33.5667 -7.66667 Casablanca
33.0833 -7.41667 Settat