Sierra Leone - Freetown Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan and Investment Studies

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2017
Signature Date 14 May 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 1,529,778.87
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present project will allow Government of Sierra Leone to attract funds for sustainable infrastructure investments. The project is consistent with related national strategies in Sierra Leone. It will allow Guma Valley Water Corporation (GWVC), and as well as development partners, to prioritize investments in water supply and sanitation and related Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) aspects to maximise effect and efficiency. The project’s immediate outcomes will contribute to improved livelihood and sustainable human development through reduced water borne disease incidence and infant mortality. It will provide three main outputs: (i) An established IUWM co-ordination mechanism is operational, (ii) Freetown Integrated Water Supply Master plan is enacted, and (iii) Prioritised and medium term investment projects are prepared. The total duration is 30 months with a cost amounts to Euro 2,972,570.

Project Objectives

The overall project goal is the preparation of effective and efficient short and medium term investments into the water supply system of Greater Freetown. The project’s immediate outcomes will be twofold: 1) activities in and related to water resources management in Freetown are being coordinated among relevant stakeholders and 2) Investments for Greater Freetown (including the proposed new airport and satellite city) Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement and Expansion can be mobilised. These outcomes will contribute to sustainable human development through reduced water borne disease incidence and infant mortality.


The beneficiaries of this project are the population of Greater Freetown Area, who either do not have access to clean water, or have access that is intermittent and unreliable. Children under five and their predominately female caretakers will be mainly affected.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-E00-006
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 14 Aug 2022


Contact Details

Name ATIM Janet

Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone