Morocco - Water Access Sustainability Security Project (PPSAE) - (Additional Financing) (AFDB-P-MA-E00-013)

  • Morocco
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Sep 29, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Morocco
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.42 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 28, 2022

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the main goal of the Water Access Sustainability and Security Project (PPSAE) is to secure access to drinking water in the Guercif, Zagora, Al Hoceima, Tangier and Beni Mellal provinces. The project design was based on the priority needs identified by ONEE-BO (ONEE Water Branch) under its 2016-2020 investment programme. The area includes all these regions' urban and rural agglomerations witnessing a significant industrial boom, in view of the new "Mohammed VI Tangier Tech" City in Tangier, the Tadla Agropole Project at Beni Mellal, as well as other industrial and agro-industrial zones in El Hoceima and Beni Mellal. The project was estimated in 2018 to cost UA 194 million (Bank-financed activities cost of UA 97 million, comprising an ADB loan of EUR 79.33 million and an AGTF loan of USD 43.36 million), and was expected to be implemented over five (5) years (2019-2023). The proposed supplementary financing is justified by the particular social and health context, linked to the COVID-19 crisis, which broke out in Morocco in early 2020. It is also justified by the PPSAE's integrated and indissociable activities, and finally by the urgency of the water stress experienced in the regions benefiting from the loan, namely Tangier, Guercif and Zagora, and the need to find rapid solutions to remedy this problem. The project is designed to secure access to drinking water in both urban and rural areas in the designated regions.

The project aims to meet the increased need for drinking and industrial water in these areas up to 2040 (in line with the Morocco's Water Strategy 2040). The project aims to strengthen and secure access to drinking water in several urban and rural areas in Tangier, El Hoceima, Guercif, Beni Mellal and Zagora Provinces, by safeguarding and/or upgrading water production (water source, supply and/or treatment).

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

U.A 14,287,188.36

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

BEN SASSI Belgacem 


You can submit an information request for project information at: Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at 


The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing,,, and/or You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: 

How it works

How it works