Tunisia - Programme to Strengthen Drinking Water Agricultural Development Cooperatives

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Oct 2009
Signature Date 12 Mar 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 287,138
Status Completion

Project General Description

The support for the Programme to Strengthen Drinking Water Agricultural Development Cooperatives (GDAs) aimed at at reducing the technical and financial difficulties that the GDAs encounter in terms of network operation and maintenance, as well as recovery of operating costs. This support falls under the Second Water Sector Investment Plan (PISEAU II) cofinanced by the Government for up to 20%. In addition, it should be noted that this support to GDAs is in itself the implementation of one of the lessons drawn from PISEAU I, namely that institutional development actions are essential for consolidating the gains of a project of this nature. This support to DWS GDAs should mostly be provided in synergy with the operation by the French Development Agency to strengthen irrigation GDAs. Activities proposed are divided into two (2) major components, namely: (i) preliminary measures aimed at improving the working conditions of DWS GDAs and putting a stakeholder participation strategy in place; and (ii) technical assistance, supervision and training of DWS GDAs.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving the living conditions and income of rural dwellers. Its specific objective is to improve in a sustainable way the rational management of Drinking Water Supply (DWS) systems by Agricultural Development Cooperatives (GDAs).


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the DWS GDAs. The beneficiaries indirectly targeted through this project are the rural populations of Tunisia.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Government Of Tunisia
Ministère de l’Agriculture et des Ressources Hydrauliques (MARH)
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MARH)


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-AAC-013
Last Update 06 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name KANE Mamadou
Email m.a.kane@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36.66667 9.25 Gouvernorat de Béja
36.63333 10.25 Gouvernorat de Ben Arous
37.08333 9.58333 Gouvernorat de Bizerte
33.83333 9.75 Gouvernorat de Gabes
36.66667 8.75 Gouvernorat de Jendouba
35.58333 9.83333 Gouvernorat de Kairouan
35.25 8.78333 Gouvernorat de Kasserine
36.08333 8.75 Gouvernorat de Kef
36.98333 10.11667 Gouvernorat de l’Ariana
35.33333 10.58333 Gouvernorat de Mahdia