Niger - Feasibility study for the kandadji dam

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 May 1998
Signature Date 28 May 1998
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2001
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2001
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 1,015,438.96
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed study is among the Government’s priorities and in line with the Bank’s strategy for Niger. The Kandadji dam designed for essential uses meets the request of poor people inclined to move towards the lower reaches of the Niger, the towns and the neighbouring countries. This study falls within the scope of the Master Plan for the development and management of water resources being implemented by the Ministry of Water Supply and Environment for the protection and better utilization of water resources and for sustainable development. It will establish the technical environmental and socio-economic feasibility of the Kandadji dam and reformulate recommendations concerning the institutional and technical framework for the monitoring of the study and the rational management of the dam: The study will consider the positive and adverse impacts of the project up and down the site and propose corrective measures. It will make the budget appraisal of the investigations and services needed for the technical study of the detailed sketches. The study will be conducted in two phases: (i) diagnosis and determination of the dam’s features; (ii) the feasibility study. It will be conducted over a total period of fourteen (14) months, including two periods of 2 months for the consideration and completion of the reports.

Project Objectives

The study has a sectoral objective aimed at attaining food security and the regeneration of the natural environment. It will examine the technical economic and financial feasibility of a low dam project at Kandadji. The dam is mainly intended to reduce the environmental degradation caused by the repeated low water levels that are unusually deficient, by means of appropriate water level support flows.


The construction of a modest-sized dam at Kandadji will contribute to the country’s food security, improve incomes and the living conditions of the population through increased plant and animal production, job creation, curbing rural depopulation, and reducing the harmful effects of the repeated low water levels and endemic drought. Through the construction of the dam, more water will become available and this will strongly contribute to the socio-economic development and poverty alleviation in the country.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Niger
Haut Commissariat au Barrage de Kandadji


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-A00-001
Last Update 08 Jul 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Niger