Multinational - Eastern Nile Irrigation and Drainage Study

Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Mar 2004
Signature Date 28 Jan 2005
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 1,627,041.93
Status Completion

Project Objectives

The study will contribute to attaining the agricultural sector goals of the participating countries (Ethiopia and Sudan), towards an integrated approach to irrigation and drainage development in the Eastern Nile sub-basin as a means for enhancing food security, poverty reduction, improved welfare of the rural population and sustainable natural resource management. The specific objectives of the study will be twofold: (i) to ascertain the viability of the projects proposed by the riparian countries in relation to water abstraction technology, generation of new water resources, financial parameters, social and environmental desirability; prioritize them; prepare the most promising ones (with a total area of about 15,000 ha equally divided between Ethiopia and Sudan) up to the feasibility level; (ii) to prepare guidelines for the selection of Irrigation and Drainage projects at the regional level; assess needs for institutional and legislative reform through review of consistency of respective Governments' policies towards rural development, with respect to subsidies, tariffs, trade restrictions amongst countries, incentives etc.; and propose a common agenda on irrigated agriculture development for the Eastern Nile Countries for the medium and long-term.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AAC-003
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name HAILEMARIAM Hailemeskel

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
9 39.5 Ethiopia
16 30 Sudan