Multinational - African Ministers' Council On Water (AMCOW) Monitoring System

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Sep 2013
Signature Date 16 Dec 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 1,574,896.58
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Pan-Africa-ME-initiative that is part of the African Water Vision calls for action on the creation of a sustainable system for monitoring and sharing of information. The project will lead to the establishment of a strong national and regional monitoring and reporting system based on a common framework of indicators and methodologies. The overarching goal is to develop the water and sanitation sector monitoring and reporting system in Africa. The project will create the framework for continuous monitoring and decision making process at the national, regional, basin, continental as well the AU levels through credible annual reporting by AMCOW to the AU. The project consists of four main components: (i) Preparation of a harmonised reporting system and format; (ii) Yearly report preparation based on a harmonised system; (iii) AU and AMCOW capacity building including establishing data management and reporting platform as well as training; and (iv) Project management. The project will be implemented by AMCOW Secretariat over a period of 24 months through a Project team with specialised technical assistance. The project's long term impact will be the enhanced quality of life resulting from efficient use of the water resources potential for economic and social development in Africa. Overall, it is anticipated that the current 5% utilisation of the annually renewable water resources under managed conditions will increase to 25% by 2025, thus resulting in better access to water supply and sanitation, food, energy and other economic, social and environmental uses.

Project Objectives

The project's objective is to develop a harmonised national, basin and regional water sector monitoring and reporting system in Africa to enable AMCOW to report annually to the AU Summit on the state of water in Africa. It will, in the long run, result in a continent wide credible monitoring and reporting system that will regularly provide information on the state of water development and use for decision making at the level of Heads of State and Governments.


The project's main beneficiaries are AU, AMCOW, national governments, RBOs, communities, development partners, private sector and the populations.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
African Ministers' Council on Water (AM COW)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-EAZ-038
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


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