Sao Tome and Principe - Study for the Preparation of the National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme by 2030

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Jul 2013
Signature Date 28 Nov 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 699,463.59
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present study project constitutes the preparatory phase of implementation of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiatives (RWSSI) in Sao Tome and Principe. This programme is fully consistent with the African Development Bank’s medium-term intervention strategy. It aims to support the water and sanitation sector in order to ultimately achieve poverty reduction objectives by rolling back waterborne diseases, cutting health care spending and promoting income-generating activities for vulnerable populations. The Study is planned to be conducted over a 24-month period and lead to the development of a National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme by 2030. The programme will help to establish an improved framework for efficient coordination of the water and sanitation sector, and the planning and management of increased investments in the sector. The capacity of sector stakeholders will be built (State, local governments and users). It is also expected that implementing the programme ultimately improve the rural drinking water and sanitation access rate.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the Study is to enable, through the National Programme, the implementation of the Government's vision of ensuring access to drinking water and sanitation services for all rural inhabitants by 2030. The Study’s specific objectives are to: (i) provide the country with an inventory document that will serve as a reference for a dynamic Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS) infrastructure database; (ii) develop a National Rural DWSS Programme (NRDWSS) allowing for implementation of the Government's vision in the sector; and (iii) sensitize all the sector’s development partners to enable the actual financing of actions set out in the NRDWSS.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the Government of Sao Tome and Principe. The indirect beneficiary is the population.

Participating Organization

Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Government Of Sao Tome and Principe
Ministry of Public Works, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and the Environment


IATI identifier 46002-P-ST-EAZ-001
Last Update 02 Mar 2021


Contact Details

Name BEN SASSI Belgacem

Geographic Location

Country Sao Tome and Principe