• Uganda
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
10 towns across Uganda
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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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, 2018
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.
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  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 68.95 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 UAC 48,900,000
Converted using 2019-02-22 exchange rate.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Oct 4, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 6, 2017

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Project Description
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The overall objective of the Project is to support the GoU's efforts to achieve sustainable provision of safe water and hygienic sanitation, based on management responsibility and ownership by users to 90% of the urban population by the year 2022, with improved resilience to Climate change effects.

The project will have 3 components whose specific outputs are:

a) Urban water supply: town water supply systems will be constructed covering 30 strategic towns, especially targeting District Headquarters, which are highly urbanizing and highly populated. Activities will include drilling of production wells, hydrological and surface water investigations, designs and construction of water supply infrastructure, including related activities of mobilisation and capacity building of beneficiary community to actively participate in WATSAN activities. Cross cutting issues which require active community participation will be incorporated as key activities and these include sensitization on HIV/AIDS, gender mainstreaming, integration of good governance principles and environment/catchment protection.

b)Urban sanitation improvement: Improved urban sanitation and hygiene promotion will be undertaken in the towns of implementation. This will be conducted in line with the Urban Improved Sanitation and Hygiene strategy covering activities of sanitation and hygiene awareness creation, construction of public sanitation infrastructure, including on-site and off-site regional feacal sludge management facilities. Community and selected masons will also be trained in appropriate sanitation construction and management. Using IEC materials, the community ad schools will be sensitised on sanitation management.

c)Sector program support: The Project will also support implementation of the Urban Water Sub-sector capacity building strategy aiming at establishing an effective regulatory framework for urban water and sanitation services and improving mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues of gender, HIV/AIDS, Environment and Climate Change resilience within Urban water and sanitation sub-sector. This will also include training of urban subsector staff in appropriate water and sanitation approaches, procurement and contract management. Program will also support Good Governance initiatives, program audits and joint monitoring and evaluation.


The overall objective of the Project is to support the GoU's efforts to achieve sustainable provision of safe water and hygienic sanitation, based on management responsibility and ownership by users to 90% of the urban population by the year 2022, with improved resilience to Climate change effects.

Investment Description
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