Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (WB-P163732)

  • Tanzania
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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 26, 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.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 350.00 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)
$ 740.00 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 Feb 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 6, 2017

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program Project for Tanzania is to increase access to rural water supply and sanitation services in participating districts and strengthen the capacity of select sector institutions to sustain service delivery.Water Sector Development Program (WSDP-2) runs from 2016 to 2019. WSDP-2 is a national program that is specifically intended to strengthen sector institutions for integrated Water Resources Management (WRM) and improve access to water supply and sanitation services across Tanzania. WSDP-2 will be followed by the WSDP-3 from 2020 to 2025.It has five components. (i) Water Resources Management (WRM) is to ensure availability of water for socioeconomic development and environmental sustainability; (ii) Rural Water Supply is to provide improved quality and quantity of drinking water for the rural population, sustained through improved district-level capacity, effective local water user entities, private sector participation, and integration of sanitation in the design and implementation of rural water projects; (iii) Urban Water Supply and Sewerage is to improve and sustain quality and quantity of water supply and sanitation services for urban populations managed by financially autonomous and commercially viable Urban Water and Sewerage Authorities while providing efficient and cost-effective services; (iv) Sanitation and Hygiene is to provide access to improved sanitation and hygiene facilities to 75 percent of the population in rural and urban settings by 2019; and (v) Program Delivery Support is to provide facilitative services that support all other components to deliver planned outputs and expected outcomes.

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