Niger - National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (NRDWSSP) (Phase II: Second Sub-Programme - 2011-2014)

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Sep 2011
Signature Date 29 Nov 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 13,792,749.08
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed rural drinking water supply and sanitation (WATSAN) subprogramme operates in all 11 departments of the two regions concerned (Tillabéry and Dosso). These provinces are among the poorest in the country, with a high proportion of the population of 70% for both regions compared to the national average of 60%, below the poverty line. This sub-programme, while part of a process of ongoing consultation with the main donors of the water sector in the country, constitutes the second phase of the Bank's AEPA Initiative in rural Niger. At the same time, it is a full-fledged entity of the country's National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme for 2020 (PNAEPA). The main expected accomplishments of the subprogramme at the end of the 36-month period foreseen for its implementation are: (i) 9881 new individual latrines for the most vulnerable families; (ii) 9881 washing bins and hand-washing facilities; (iii) 295 new multi-compartment latrines, built in village public infrastructure (schools, health centres and other public places); (iv) 99 water supply structures and networks; (v) 297 new boreholes equipped with human-powered pumps; (vi) 130 boreholes equipped with human-powered pumps, rehabilitated; (vii) 300 masons trained in latrine construction techniques; (viii) 300 female relays and 150 school teachers trained in hygiene and prevention at the village level; (ix) 99 associations of public water service users (AUSPE) and 427 water point management committees (CGPE) set up, run and trained in the management and maintenance of water points; (x) some 30 private operators supported and trained in the operation and maintenance of complex AEP networks; (xi) 50 artisanal borehole repairers trained and equipped with recovery equipment through pumping equipment contracts; and (xii) training, facilitation and awareness-raising campaigns carried out in nearly 526 localities in the two subprogramme regions. The estimated pre-tax cost of the subprogramme is UA 34.069 million.

Project Objectives

Due to the nature of the works put in place, the subprogramme will allow, among other things: (i) improving the availability and quality of drinking water; (ii) reducing the difficulty of carrying water, especially for women; (iii) reducing the cost of water; (iv) reducing the prevalence rate of waterborne diseases; and (v) promoting water-related income-generating activities. Indeed, the community work approach recommended for the construction of family latrines will allow rural artisans to participate fully in the construction of the works.


The beneficiaries of the subprogramme are the rural populations of the 11 departments of the two regions (Tillabéry and Dosso), representing a total of 4.293 million inhabitants out of the country's 15 million.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Government Of Niger


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-E00-003
Other IATI identifier CA-3-M012945001
Last Update 19 Jan 2021


Contact Details

Name N'ZOMBIE Zounoubaté

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
13.2 3.6 Dosso
14.3333 2.08333 Tillabari