AF Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project (WB-P163846)

  • Ghana
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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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 28, 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.
Ministry of Finance
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)
$ 45.70 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)
$ 45.70 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 Aug 23, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2017

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The development objective of the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project for Ghana is to expand access to, and ensure sustainable water supply and sanitation services in rural and small town communities in six regions. This Project Paper seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide an additional credit in an amount of SDR 33 million (USD 45.7 million equivalent) to the Project. The proposed additional credit would finance the cost of completing the remaining contracts for works and services under the SRWSP which could not be executed as a result of cost–overruns resulting from: (a) the fact that communities had significantly outgrown the initial design capacities thus requiring a redesign of both the transmission and distribution mains; (b) the need to bolster the capacities of pipelines, pumps and storage tanks in the 15 small town systems initially targeted for rehabilitation in the Northern region to cover the larger than estimated population and geographic dispersion of towns; (c) extension of some small town water supply systems to adjoining communities not included in the original plan; and (d) the selection of additional beneficiary communities in the Upper West region. The Project Paper also proposes a project restructuring to extend the closing date from June 30, 2017 to December 31, 2019 and to adjust the results framework, disbursement estimates, component costs, and implementation schedule. The additional financing (AF) will assist Ghana in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) related to equitable access to safe and affordable water and adequate sanitation for all by 2030.
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Name:Community Water & Sanitation Agency Contact:Owusu Konadu Title:Project Coordinator ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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