Somalia - Kismayo-Baidoa Urban Water Supply and Sanitation project (AFDB-P-SO-E00-003)

  • Somalia
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.
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
Jul 19, 2019
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 Somalia
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)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 11.87 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 Sep 11, 2020

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Project Description
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Accoring to bank documents, the proposed project aims at contributing to improve quality of life, inclusiveness and resilience through the provision of sustainable water supply and sanitation services. The project focuses on increasing access to safe water, improved sanitation and strengthening capacity for improved delivery of water and sanitation services in Kismayo (Jubbaland State) and Baidoa (South West State) towns. The project will reduce economic and social exclusion of poor and vulnerable groups in the two towns, where an estimated 65% of the population live below the basic needs poverty line and 70% of the population is younger than 30 years is often unemployed by improving access to safe and reliable water supply. The project will improve access to affordable water supply and sanitation services in Kismayo and Baidoa, particularly for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP's) -who comprise 43% of the population, have contributed significantly to the growing urban informality in the two towns, and are facing great hardship in accessing clean water and improved sanitation. Water and Sanitation tariffs will be reviewed to incorporate lifeline tariffs, which often ensure that those in greatest hardship can afford water and sanitation services. Selected education, health and market facilities will also benefit from improved water and sanitation facilities and hygiene training and promotion. The project will cost an estimated UA 9.589 million and its implementation period is 48 months with a completion date of September 2023.

The project objective is to contribute to improved quality of life, inclusiveness and resilience through the provision of sustainable water supply and sanitation services. Recognizing the limited resource envelope and the fragile situation in Somalia - where years of protracted conflict and increased violence has undermined service delivery; the project has concentrated on; (i) construction/rehabilitation of key urban water supply/sanitation systems to improve access to clean water supply and basic sanitation services for the underserved; (ii) ensuring complementarity with other on-going donor interventions and (iii) building the capacity of the MoEWR and the 2 FMS (Jubbaland and South West State) to enhance service delivery through innovative Public-Private Partnerships. The adopted approach will contribute to both improving the quality of life for the beneficiaries and build urban resilience in the two cities.

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