Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program Study


  • Référence: P-LR-E00-004
  • Date d’approbation: 19/10/2012
  • Date de début: 04/07/2013
  • Date d'évaluation: 14/12/2011
  • Statut: En coursOnGo
  • Agence d'implémentation: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS
  • Emplacement: LIBERIA


Task 1: Situation Analysis (Issues to be addressed in the Program) Key elements to be covered in the situation analysis will include Water governance, policy institutional and legal aspects, capacity development, sector coordination and management, financial and technical sustainability, private sector participation, environmental and climate change adaptation, amongst others. The analysis will also include pertinent cross cutting issue of gender. It will also undertake a Rapid Sanitation and Hygiene baseline Survey and will also include a baseline data survey of the sanitation and hygienic situation in rural Liberia through a Sanitation inventory survey..

Task 2: Development of National RWASH Program (2012-2017) Based on the Program components agreed at a national consultative workshop, the National RWASH Program will be elaborated. The program components will include rural water supply and sanitation infrastructure, capacity building and institutional strengthening, promotion of hygiene and sanitation, program management, and monitoring and evaluation, operation and maintenance, amongst others agreed as priorities.

This task will also address financial sustainability (and availability and sufficiency of sector finances), including criteria for allocation of resources to local government administration, and will incorporate within the NRWASHP, key performance indicators related to financial management in line with the PRSP2.

Task 3: Development of Operation and maintenance Framework for Rural Water Supplies and Sanitation Facilities The O and M Framework will define the critical principles required in the sector and in all project implementation that will ensure sustainability of the facilities.

Task 4: Development of NRWASHP Implementation Manual The activity will develop the Program Implementation Manual (PIM). The PIM will contain the full project cycle of implementing the various Program components.

Task 5: Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework This task will review the existing RWASH M&E framework, including the indicators, and develop and define measurable indicators linked to ensuring development effectiveness and achievement of the government targets.

Task6: Preparation of Resource Mobilization Paper A Resource Mobilization document will be prepared based on the emerging consensus in the sector, in close liaison with GoL, for mobilizing financial resources to implement the NRWASH. The task will also include facilitation of arrangements for a donors' conference and preparation of conference materials (donor mobilization document).


To prepare a comprehensive National Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme in order to harmonize current rural sector development efforts and improve and speed up implementation in order to meet MDG targets


The rationale for the project can be put in the broader context of the Bank's support for Liberia's emergence from a recent past of conflict to a path of stability, growth and poverty reduction, accompanied by improved infrastructure rehabilitation and development. Current Development Partners' support to the Liberian Water Sector is project based, and largely fragmented. Coupled with weak government capacity, this has tended to reduce the efficiencies that would be gained from a programmatic approach, in addition to increased transaction costs, and inability by government to effectively lead and coordinate the sector. Thus the need to harmonise on the part of the donors and to align to government efforts calls for development of programmatic framework for planning, financing and implementation. This Bank support will assist the Government to elaborate such a comprehensive framework, which will also be integrated in design and operation.


The RWASH Program will lead to a harmonised and sector wide approach to programming of interventions. The benefits will accrue to reductions in transaction costs of the various stakeholders, especially the government and counties. The benefits also include reducation in duplication of donor efforts and increased use of government instituions and systems.

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Source Montant
RWSSIUAC 572.751
GovernementUAC 60.882
TotalUAC 633.633

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