Mali - The Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Gao, Koulikoro and Segou Regions

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Jun 2008
Signature Date 30 Jul 2008
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 25,678,435.5
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project is a component of PROSEA. It was formulated in accordance with the current policy and strategies in the sector, namely the national water policy, the national policy on decentralization, the national strategy for rural and semi-urban drinking water supply and sanitation, and the Water Code. The key principles of these documents are: (i) support to the central and decentralized technical structures intervening in the sector, the local authorities and beneficiaries; (ii) systematic inclusion of the promotion of individual hygiene and sanitation, and adoption of an approach to sanitation in a broad sense in semi-urban areas; (iii) systematic gender mainstreaming in the activities; and the (iv) outsourcing of works and services to the national private sector, and professionalization of the operation and maintenance of drinking water supply infrastructures. The project will adopt the principle of the council ownership of projects. With this principle, the councils will play a key role in the following activities: (i) providing information on the project to the communities, (ii) outreach activities and sensitization of the populations in the project areas; and (iii) selection of requests for water supply structures, and assessment and approval of the community files.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the socioeconomic and health conditions of the Malian population. Its specific priority objective is to improve drinking water supply and sanitation services in the three targeted regions (Gao, Koulikoro and Ségou). The provision of DWS structures will help to increase: (i) the average access rate to drinking water from 49% to 56% for the targeted populations; and (ii) the average access rate to sanitation from 5% to 7%.


"The implementation of the project will meet the needs of the rural and semi-rural populations in the three targeted regions (Gao, Koulikoro and Ségou). The project will serve approximately 442 000 inhabitants for drinking water, 108 000 persons for access to household sanitation, and 16 500 persons for access to public sanitation. Several jobs will be created during the work and operation phases. "

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Government Of Mali
République du Mali


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-EA0-004
Other IATI identifier CA-3-M012945001
Last Update 24 Feb 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Mali
Coordinates Location Name
14 -6 Ragion de Sagou
14 -7.75 Ragion de Koulikoro
16.6362 1.63696 Ragion de Gao