Sudan - Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for North and South Kordofan

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Oct 2019
Signature Date 28 Nov 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 23,144,594.4
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in North and South Kordofan in the Republic of the Sudan strategically aligns with the Bank’s Strategy for Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa (2014-2019). The project also addresses the objectives of the Bank’s Second Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP2) by promoting adaptation priorities in the water sector as defined in the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). This is an investment project targeting institutional capacity development and construction/ rehabilitation of infrastructures. The project will improve water supply and sanitation service in selected areas of North and South Kordofan states and benefit approximately 435,000 people. It will be implemented over 54 months with a closing date of September 2024 with a total cost approximately UA 25.218 million. The project benefits include: (a) improved reliability of the water and sanitation services; (b) increased water availability for economic activities; and (c) overall improvement of the public health situation.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to improve households’ livelihoods and resilience against climate variability and change in the project areas through provision of reliable water and sanitation services, including those of nomadic communities. Project outputs include: 1) Water service improvement to address challenges of water shortage in the target areas; 2) Sanitation and hygiene to promote good sanitation and hygiene practices for improved health; and 3) Capacity development aimed at economic empowerment of communities as well as ensuring sustainability of the investment.


The main beneficiaries are the population in these areas who will enjoy improved service delivery and reliable access to sustainable water supply and sanitation. The population will also be empowered through capacity development on alternative livelihood activities. At the end of the interventions, approximately 435,000 people will benefit from improved water supply and sanitation services of which approximately 52% are women and 62% are youth under age of 35. The project will also provide water to over 300,000 heads of livestock of which goats and sheep constitute about 64%.

Participating Organization

Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-SD-E00-004
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Benson Bumbe NKHOMA

Geographic Location

Country Sudan
Coordinates Location Name
14.68333 29.93333 North Kordofan