Tanzania - Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Sep 2006
Signature Date 29 Nov 2006
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 55,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Tanzania Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program fits in to the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) developed by the African Development Bank to address the challenge of providing basic water supply and sanitation services to the continent’s population living in the rural areas. The program supports Government’s efforts to achieve the water and sanitation National Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (MKUKUTA) targets and the MDGs, thus contributing to poverty eradication. It will increase access to essential water and sanitation facilities for the rural population. The program includes a) access to water supply and sanitation in all districts; b) increased water supply coverage and reduced distance between home and water points; c) reduced water borne and hygiene related diseases; d) community mobilization with gender equality; and f) appropriate water supply technologies whose maintenance can be done locally. The total cost for the 2006/7-2009/10 four-year period is estimated to be UA 223.28 million (USD 328.5m).

Project Objectives

The sector goal is improved health and quality of life and reduced poverty of rural Tanzanians. The objective of the program, during 2006/7 to 2009/10, is to provide sustainable safe water supply and sanitation facilities, based on management responsibility and ownership by the users, within easy reach of 69 % of the rural population by the year 2010.


The program will ensure that an additional 6.5 million rural people have access to safe water by 2010 and that 90% of rural Tanzanians have sustained sanitation facilities.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Ministry of Water


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-EA0-009
Last Update 12 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Email p.dzimiri@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of