Rwanda - Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme - PNEAR (First Sub-programme)

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Dec 2003
Signature Date 13 May 2004
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,796,204.91
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme - PNEAR (First Sub-programme). Based on the Communities’ demands in its different phases of implementation, it has remained in keeping with the Water and Sanitation sector policy. This program aims to improve the living conditions of rural populations in its area of influence. It should contribute to the realization of the sector water and sanitation policy objectives in the intervention zones, namely: (i) providing families with drinking water that is accessible in adequate quantities, (ii) providing families acess to an adequate system of sanitation, (ii) Community management and involvement and in all sector activities, (iii) the protection, preservation, rehabilitation and development of all water resources; and (iv) development of the sector through a process geared toward high community involvement in projects that propose viable financial and technological options for sustainable development of the sector. The four (04) main components of the program are: A) studies and Planning Tools; B) capacity building; C) development of DWSS infrastructure; and D) program management.

Project Objectives

The programme objective was to provide rural communities with sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation services to improve their living conditions. The specific objectives of the sub-programme were: i) improve access to drinking water and sanitation in rural localities in the Kibuye, Kibungo, Byumba provinces and in the Lava region; ii) provide the country with the means of monitoring/evaluating the DWSS sector; iii) build capacities to ensure sustainability of DWSS services in rural areas; and iv) prepare the subsequent phases of execution of the national programme (PNEAR).


The main beneficiaries of the program are the rural populations in its area of influence, namely: the Northern (Laves Regions), Western (Former Kibuye Province), Eastern (Former Kibungo Province) and North-East (Former Byumba Province) provinces.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-E00-010
Last Update 05 Dec 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda