South Sudan - Strategic Urban and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project (SURWSSIP) (AFDB-P-SS-E00-003)

  • South Sudan
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
Jun 20, 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.
South Sudan Urban Water Corporation
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 Amount (USD)
$ 12.69 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported U.A 17,617,233.24
Converted using 2019-06-20 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2020

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Project Description
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The present intervention concerns the Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project (SWSSIP). SWSSIP aims to improve the quality and delivery of urban water supply services in Juba City, in Jubek State, within the Equatoria region and rural water supply and sanitation services to rural communities in Jubek State. It is a capacity development project to build resilience in a fragile environment. The project's main outcomes are improved equitable access to sustainable water supply in the project area, improved water system functionality, and improved rural hygiene and sanitation. With regard to the sanitation interventions, schools and communities in 8 targeted rural areas of Jubek state will benefit from the 40 public/institutional latrines blocks and hygiene education to be constructed, thus eliminating health hazards. The project has three components, namely: (i) water and sanitation infrastructure, (ii) institutional capacity building and (iii) project management.

The objective of the project is to improve the quality of life and productivity in Juba City and the surrounding rural communities of Jubek State through safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation services.


The project will directly benefit approximately three hundred thousand (300,000) people in Juba and the neighboring rural state of Jubek.

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