Madagascar - Grand Sud Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Apr 2001
Signature Date 08 May 2001
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 7,889,635.02
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Rural Potable Water Supply and Sanitation (PWSS) project in the rural areas of Madagascar’s Grand Sud is in line with the policy thrust outlined by the Government of Madagascar and falls within the framework of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper for the 1999-2001 period which aims at poverty reduction. It aims to considerably increase the cover of water and sanitation needs with a view to poverty reduction. The project involves the drilling of 700 boreholes equipped with hand pumps, construction of 1050 drinking troughs and 5000 latrines, hygiene and health. By supplying enough water to and improving health in the four districts of Fianarantsoa and Tulear, the project should significantly contribute to concretizing the country’s water policy, making improvement of water supply in the Grand Sud a sectoral priority. Apart from time gained and reduction in health expenditure in connection with water-borne diseases, the latrine and drinking trough components should help improve the living standard and further settle the agro-pastoral population around modern water points, enhancing their productivity and livestock security. By addressing the people’s real and priority needs, the project contributes significantly to poverty reduction. The major components include: i) potable water supply; ii) sanitation and drinking troughs; iii) community health support; iv) community mobilization and training; and v) institution building.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective is to considerably increase the cover of water and sanitation needs with a view to poverty reduction. The project objective is to sustainably supply potable water and enhanced sanitation services in Ihosy, Iakora, Ivohibe and Betroka districts.


The beneficiaries are the populations of the four districts concerned by the project, namley: Ihosy, Iakora, Ivohibe and Betroka. On project completion, nearly 125 000 people should directly benefit from its achievements. In all, 44 communes with more than 1050 villages should potentially participate.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Madagascar
Ministry of Energy and Mines / Directorate of Water Services


IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-E00-002
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Madagascar