Malawi - District Water Supply Phase III Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Dec 1997
Signature Date 27 May 1998
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2004
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2004
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 11,216,353.55
Status Completion

Project General Description

The District III water supply project is part of the National Water Services Development Plan (1994 - 2010) and is a key component of the Government of Malawi's development program. The project complements the Government's efforts to develop the water and sanitation sector. The newly created Regional Water Boards (RWB) will function as commercial entities. Rehabilitated networks will be able to meet the demand for water until 2010, which will help to anchor RWB operations on a sound basis. Improved sanitation will complement the benefits of water supply and thus help the Government to reduce the incidence of water-related diseases. Thus, not only will the project promote the Malawi Government's sectoral reform agenda, but it will also improve the lot of the poor. Ease of access to these services will provide beneficiaries with more time to focus on economic activities, while the subsequent reduction in the incidence of water-borne and water-related diseases water will save money on medical costs. The project will therefore contribute to alleviating poverty in the country, which is a major objective of the Government.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to meet the water demand of the population living in 11 district centers until 2010. The project also aims to improve the reliability and the efficiency of existing water supply networks in two other district centers, extending their coverage. The project will improve sanitation in the densely populated and traditional habitat areas of all project centers.


The beneficiaries of the project are the people living in the following 13 district centers: Chilumba, Rumphi, Ekwendeni, Nkhata Bay, Chintheche, Mchinji, Mzimba (in the Northern Region), Monkey Bay (in the Central Region), Liwonde, Domasi, Zomba Plateau, Mwanza and Thyolo (in the Southern Region) until the year 2010.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Integrated Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-EA0-006
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name AMU Orison Mawumenyo

Geographic Location

Country Malawi