Malawi - The National Water Development Program

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Jul 2008
Signature Date 19 Nov 2008
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 28,624,590.72
Status Completion

Project General Description

" The NWDP is a national program for the entire water sector. The Bank’s financing supports the following NWDP components: RWSS; Water Resources; and Program Management and Capacity Building. This intervention modality was chosen because the components align to RWSSI and the Bank’s Integrated Water Resources Management Policy, both of which contribute to implementing the National Water Policy, the draft National Sanitation Policy and the National Decentralisation Policy."

Project Objectives

The objective being the provision of safe water and sanitation through the National Water Development Programme (NWDP) for rural Malawi, as well as the enhancement of governance and capacity building in District and lower levels of Government for planning and implementation, which are all features of the RWSS component.


The rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) component will benefit 4.45 million rural and district people in the four districts of Lilongwe Rural, Zomba, Mulanje and Machinga.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Government Of Malawi


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-E00-004
Other IATI identifier CA-3-M012945001
Last Update 24 Feb 2021


Contact Details

Name NKHOMA Benson Bumbe

Geographic Location

Country Malawi
Coordinates Location Name
-15.4301 35.4183 zomba District
-15.9344 35.4999 Mulanje District
-14.9458 35.5737 Machinga District
-14.0196 33.6841 Lilongwe District