Uganda - Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project (STWSSP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Jun 2018
Signature Date 04 Feb 2019
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 44,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project (STWSSP) is the Bank’s response to a formal request by the Government of Uganda to support Government efforts to achieve sustainable provision of safe water and hygienic sanitation for the urban population with improved resilience to climate change effects by the year 2030. It will contribute to the goals of the Government’s Vision 2040 and the Second National Development Plan (NDP II). The project comprises three components: (i) Urban Water Supply; (ii) Improved Urban Sanitation and Environmental Management; (iii) Sector Program Support (SPS). It will be implemented over a 5 year period from September 2018 to June 2024 with an estimated cost of UA 48.89 million. The project has set aside UA 1.27 million under which bankable climate change resilient investment projects will be prepared to leverage approximately USD 83 million financing from the Green Climate Fund identified under the Uganda Strategic Program for Climate Change Resilience.

Project Objectives

The project is expected to improve the quality of service and the supply of water and sanitation facilities to towns, including women and children who bear most of the cost of water scarcity. It will also improve management and functioning of water supply and sanitation systems. This will be achieved by investing in water supply and sanitation infrastructure in ten district headquarter towns across the country.


At completion, the project is expected to benefit directly 390,000 people with improved piped water access. A total of 150 people (of which 20% will be women) will receive training in appropriate urban sanitation (masonry/mechanic artisans/waste management) while 30 communities will benefit from sanitation and hygiene promotion, targeting at least 50% women participation. The project will also support 200 youths and women in skills development for economic empowerment. About 4,000 temporary jobs and 1,000 permanent jobs will be created from project activities through stimulation of commercial activities in the services sectors such as hotels, health and education, and in agro-based industries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-E00-016
Last Update 20 Oct 2020


Contact Details

Name MBIRO Andrew

Geographic Location

Country Uganda