Uganda - Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Dec 2005
Signature Date 23 Jan 2006
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 40,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Uganda RWSS 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 bulk of the continent’s population living in the rural areas. This program supports Government’s efforts to achieve the water and sanitation PEAP targets and the MDGs, thus contributing to poverty eradication. It has the following components: (i) Provision of new and rehabilitation of existing water supply services to communities, including related studies where required; (ii) Provision of new sanitation facilities in public places and for schools and health centres, including related studies where required; (iii) Environmental Assessment, Mitigation and Monitoring; (iv) Community Development and Capacity Building - Community sensitization, awareness raising, organization and training and capacity building in water supply and sanitation services; and (v) Institutional Support and Capacity building to Central Ministries to enable them to play the role of policy setting, mentoring of local governments, setting of standards, monitoring and auditing. The cost of the program during 2005/6 to 2008/9 is estimated UA 156.4 million.

Project Objectives

The objective of the program is to provide sustainable safe water supply and sanitation facilities, based on management responsibility and ownership by the users, within easy reach of 65% of the rural population (from 57% for water and from 56% for sanitation) by the year 2008/9 with an 80%-90% effective use and functionality of facilities.


The program will ensure that about 3.9 million people will have access to safe water, and an additional 4.4 million people have access to improved sanitation facilities.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Water & Environment


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-E00-005
Last Update 05 Dec 2020


Contact Details

Name HAMZA Amel Abdel Rahman

Geographic Location

Country Uganda