Tunisia - Rural Drinking Water Supply Programme - Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Sep 2016
Signature Date 30 Nov 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 99,528,298.13
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Rural Drinking Water Supply Program Phase II (PAEPR-II) is PAEPR-I second phase which progress is highly satisfactory with a commitment rate of approximately 100% and a disbursement rate of 88%. PAEPR-II will consist of: (i) building new Drinking Water Supply (DWS) systems (including new boreholes) and rehabilitating existing ones in several rural areas located in 20 governorates; (ii) building autonomous DWS and sanitation systems in unconnected schools; (iii) providing institutional support to Regional Agricultural Development Commissions (CRDA) and Agricultural Development Groups (ADGs); and (iv) program management. This program’s second phase has been designed according to a participatory approach based on the needs set by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries according to the needs expressed by the different target regions. It will also provide autonomous DWS and sanitation systems in rural unconnected schools, and lastly, it will strengthen national, regional and local stakeholders’ capacity (including civil society) operating in rural DWSS sector. This program is estimated to cost UA 120.6 million, and is scheduled to be executed over a period of 48 months (2016-2020).

Project Objectives

The program’s objective is to improve rural populations' socio-economic and health conditions by securing drinking water supply of sufficient quality and quantity.


This program will benefit a population of approximately 372,000 persons and over 1,200 schools (identified in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education) including about 130,000 students and teaching staff members.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche (MARHP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-E00-006
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name BEN SASSI Belgacem
Email b.bensassi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36 9.33333 Gouvernorat de Siliana
34.75 10.41667 Gouvernorat de Sfax
35.91667 10.41667 Gouvernorat de Sousse
36.66667 9.25 Gouvernorat de Béja
37.08333 9.58333 Gouvernorat de Bizerte
33.83333 9.75 Gouvernorat de Gabes
35.58333 9.83333 Gouvernorat de Kairouan
36.98333 10.11667 Gouvernorat de l’Ariana
35.33333 10.58333 Gouvernorat de Mahdia
33.33333 11 Gouvernorat de Médenine