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Sierra Leone - Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project - ESMP Summary


The proposed Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project will cover at most five rural districts selected from the Northern, Southern and Central regions of Sierra Leone. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to Sierra Leone’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)-Agenda for Change and achievement of the water supply, sanitation and hygiene targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Its specific objective is to: (i) increase sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation in rural areas, and (ii) develop a comprehensive national framework for rural water supply and sanitation investments. The project is expected to increase access to safe water supply by 8.7 percentage points and access to improved sanitation by 1.6 percentage points in rural Sierra Leone. The project will be implemented within five years through four components: Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure; National RWSS Program Development; Capacity Building, and Project Management.

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