Second Ethiopia Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (WB-P156433)

  • Ethiopia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 30, 2017
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.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 445.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 505.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 27, 2016

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Project Description
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The objective of the project is to increase access to enhanced water supply and sanitation services in an operationally efficient manner in Addis Ababa and selected secondary cities. To support the Government of Ethiopia and selected cities and towns to achieve their targets, the project will adopt six broad principles: (i) integrated city-wide sanitation improvement approach that caters for diverse needs, and that would offer a range of service options for different settlement types; (ii) a stepped or phased enabling approach that will offer the opportunity for towns to pursue infrastructure investment and for regions to build on lessons and scale up the intervention; (iii) the development of a chain of services in every city to collect, transport, treat and dispose of liquid waste safely; (iv) the promotion of public awareness and enhanced social engagement; (v) improving the efficiency of water and sanitation utilities; and (vi) encourage and facilitate the involvement of the private sector. Project Beneficiaries- The primary project beneficiaries are expected to be 3.38 million people (50 percent of them women) residing in Addis Ababa and the selected 22 towns, of which 2.76 million will benefit from improved sanitation facilities and 623,000 from access to improved water supply services. The project will facilitate the creation of job opportunities for women and youths through the economic opportunities related to the management and operation of water and sanitation service delivery. The project will outsource the management of public sanitation facilities to local youth groups, providing job opportunities to the unemployed. Poor households, which in most cases represent the most vulnerable, will be particularly targeted to benefit from public and communal latrines.
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