Rwanda - National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Program (Phase II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Jul 2009
Signature Date 10 Sep 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 16,208,742.19
Status Completion

Project General Description

Unlike the agricultural, education and health sectors, there was not as yet a sector budget support (SWAP) as financing instrument for the water and sanitation sector in Rwanda. However, the Government has commissioned a World Bank-funded study to explore ways and means of gaining access to a sector SWAP. Once the study is completed, the findings will be discussed by the Government and all the technical and financial partners for ultimate validation and definition of their conditions of implementation. Consequently, the financing mechanism jointly adopted could be applied for the next financing phases of the national programme (PNEAR). This present sub-programme will use the mechanisms already existing in the country that were also used for PNEAR Phase I.

Project Objectives

This sub-programme objective is to enable total access to drinking water for the rural populations by 2020; the new orientations of the Government’s sector policy that seeks optimal use of water resources and adequate access to water and sanitation services for all. Some of the key pillars give priority to access to adequate services and sanitation for the populations, as well as the use of water to promote income-generating activities to alleviate poverty.


The beneficiaries of the sub-programme are the populations of 15 districts of the three provinces of the North, West and South, representing a total of 5.05 million inhabitants out of the 9.7 million in the country.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Government Of Rwanda


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-E00-005
Other IATI identifier CA-3-M012945001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-1.58333 29.9167 Province du Nord
-2.16667 29.3333 Province de l' Ouest
-2.33333 29.6667 Intara y' Amajyepfo
-1.61647 30.121 Gicumbi District
-1.73828 29.9979 Rulindo District
-1.47394 29.8347 Burera District
-1.50763 29.6066 Musanze District
-1.6981 29.7854 Gakenke District
-1.65275 29.5068 Nyabihu District
-1.87822 29.569 Ngororero District