Malawi - Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Infrastructure for Improved Health and Livelihoods Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Apr 2014
Signature Date 31 Jul 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14030
Commitment U.A 22,822,831.06
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Sustainable Rural Water Infrastructure for Improved Health and Livelihood (SRWSIHL) seeks to increase the resilience of water supply systems through rehabilitation and expansion, and to address sanitation and hygiene challenges. The project represents a continuation of a program which received Bank and other Development Partners (DPs) support and which closed on 31st December 2013. The Bank’s intervention will help to climate proof and ensure inclusive access to water supply and sanitation in five districts, namely, Rumphi, Nkhotakota, Ntcheu, Mangochi and Phalombe. It will also support the empowerment of district councils and rural communities with particular emphasis on women and youths, monitoring and evaluation, and on enhancing sector reforms for governance and accountability of service delivery. The project will closely collaborate with the initiatives that are supporting the prevention of malaria, a deadly disease for many rural communities that makes them unproductive for extended periods. It comprises three components, as follows: (i) water infrastructure development; (ii) sanitation and hygiene; and (iii) capacity development and project management. The program to be financed by the ADF, NTF, RWSSI Trust Fund and the Government of Malawi, is estimated to cost UA 25.61 million, and will be implemented over a period of 5 years beginning in the second semester of 2014.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Sustainable Rural Water Infrastructure for Improved Health and Livelihood (SRWSIHL) project is to spur socio-economic growth in Malawi by improving health and livelihoods of the marginalised rural population through provision of sustainable water supply and improved sanitation. The SRWSIHL seeks to increase the resilience of water supply systems through rehabilitation and expansion and to address sanitation and hygiene challenges. The Bank’s intervention will help to climate proof and ensure inclusive access to water supply and sanitation in five districts, namely, Rumphi, Nkhotakota, Ntcheu, Mangochi and Phalombe. It will also support the empowerment of district councils and rural communities with particular emphasis on women and youth, monitoring and evaluation, and on enhancing sector reforms for governance and accountability of service delivery.

Beneficiaries

The project will increase coverage of sustainable and clean water to a total population of approximately 516,000 and will increase coverage of improved and inclusive sanitation to a total population of about 575,000 including pupils in public primary schools. It is expected about 52% of the beneficiaries will be female. In addition, the project will create more than 6,760 jobs including 750 for the youths in bee keeping as part of sustainable catchment management.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Nigerian Trust Fund
Funding
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Extending
Government Of Malawi
Implementing
Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-E00-006
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name PHIRI Lazarus Botoman
Email l.phiri@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Malawi
Coordinates Location Name
-10.80292 33.80524 Rumphi District
-12.80417 34.08298 Nkhotakota District
-14.75 34.75 Ntcheu District
-14.39296 35.34658 Mangochi District
-15.66667 35.66667 Phalombe District