Rwanda - National water supply and sanitation master plans

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Nov 2016
Signature Date 17 Feb 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 1,603,364.7
Status Implementation

Project General Description

National Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation Masterplans development follows the need to preserve gains and best practices in the national water and sanitation programs. The project is consistent with related national strategies in Rwanda and will allow Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) to prioritize investments in water supply and sanitation to maximise effect and efficiency. Its outputs will allow Government of Rwanda to attract funds for sustainable infrastructure investments, which will ultimately help to achieve the projects impact. The projetc consists of three (3) project components as follows: Component 1 deals with the Development of the National Water Supply and Sanitation investment plans for a 10 year horizon, and the preparation of feasibility and detailed designs for small selected prioritised projects. Component 2 focuses on capacity building activities for main stakeholders, WASAC, district staff and private sector staff on previously identified topics. Component 3 comprises project management, stakeholder consultation and community participation and also includes the establishment of a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) within WASAC to coordinate project implementation. The total project duration is 24 months. Its cost amounts to Euro 2,250,614 of which Euro 1,950,894 (87%) will be funded by AWF, Euro 299,720 (13%) by Government of Rwanda.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to provide the Government of the Republic of Rwanda with long-term 25 year Master Plans and 10 year investment plans for Water Supply and Sanitation for the entire country that will allow the identification and implementation of effective water supply and sanitation projects.


The direct beneficiaries of the project is the Government of Rwanda, in particular the stakeholders active in providing water supply and sanitation services, the 30 districts and the private operators, who are providing water supply and sanitation services. Donors working in the sector would also directly benefit from the Masterplan as they will be equipped with a tool that would guide and justify their investment decisions. Indirect beneficiaries will be the population of Rwanda through improved water supply and sanitation services, improved environmental conditions resulting in improved standards of living. Other beneficiaries include sector working groups, other water users, e.g. farmers and production industry by improved access to water for production, reduced production cost, etc.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-EA0-013
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 25 Jun 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda