Tunisia - Development of the 2050 water vision and strategy

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Jun 2016
Signature Date 01 Feb 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 1,079,861.59
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project for the Development of the Vision and Strategy for the Water Sector in 2050 for Tunisia (UAE 2050) aims to provide the Government with a long-term vision and strategy, translated into action plans for the development and sustainable management of the water sector. It was designed to improve the governance of water resources within an integrated and long-term management vision. The main expected outcomes of the project in the medium term are: the adoption by the Government of the water sector strategy by 2050 for Tunisia, as a single intervention framework for all actors and the financing of the priority actions of the first action plans. This project is perfectly justified and constitutes a priority for the country in view of: (i) the current situation of the country below the threshold of water stress and the significant risk of its deterioration by 2030; (ii) the almost total mobilization of the country's conventional water potential; (iii) the obligations imposed by the new Constitution of 26 January 2014. The total cost of the project is €2,655,000, it will be co-financed by a grant from the AWF for an amount of €1,345,000, representing 50.7% of the total cost. The project activities are structured around three components: (1) Development of the vision and strategy and implementation action plans; (2) Technical assistance; and (3) Project management and stakeholder participation.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to contribute to socio-economic development by securing the availability of and access to water resources for Tunisia by 2050 in an efficient, equitable and sustainable manner, following an integrated water resources management approach.


The main beneficiaries of the project are: (i) Tunisia's urban and rural populations (currently nearly 10.8 million inhabitants and approximately 13 million by 2050); (ii) the country's rural populations (nearly 3.6 million inhabitants, of which nearly 240,000 inhabitants do not yet have access to the AEP); (iii) the country's agricultural operators (nearly 250,000) and (iv) operators in the fields of tourism, services and industry.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche (MARHP)/ Bureau de Planification et des Equilibres Hydrauliques (BPEH)


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-EAZ-004
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 05 Oct 2022


Contact Details

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

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36.81897 10.16579 Tunis