JWESSP 2017/18: Joint Water and Environment Sector Support Programme – Sektorfinanzierung Uganda

Contract partner: MFPED - Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - Uganda Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 3.850.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2017 End: 30.06.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

Project objective: The Joint Water and Environment Sector Support Programme (JWESSP) will be an integral part of the national sector framework for the Water and Environment Sector. The objective of the JWESSP is to support the water and environment sector to achieve its targets and improve its efficiency.

Expected results

Results: The JWESSP will strengthen the linkages water – food security (water for production), water – health (sanitation) and in particular water resources – environment management – ecosystem services – climate change. Support will be provided through a combination of capacity development at all levels and support to physical implementation. It will support the implementation of national sector priorities and strategies as described in the relevant budget planning documents, work plans and sector investment plans. All support will be managed through national decision making structures, planning, budgeting, accounting and reporting systems.

Target group / Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries: JWESSP support is in line with the goals and targets of the National Development Plan (NDP, 2010 – 2015 and NDP II 2015-2020) and will help Uganda to approach the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals by providing access to safe water and increasing access to improved sanitation to at least 3.4 million Ugandans (i.e. 680,000 beneficiaries per year, of which ADA covers with this year's share 76,800 people or 11.3%).


There will be 8 programme components:

1.'Sector Programme Support – SPS (including capacity development and support to NGO coordination)

2.'Rural Water Supply and Sanitation – RWSS (mainly implemented through District Local Governments with technical support and monitoring by the centre)

3.'Urban Water Supply and Sanitation – UWSS (small towns and rural growth centres)

4.'Water for Production – WfP

5.'Water Resources Management – WRM

6.'Water Management Zones – WMZ (catchment-based integrated water resources management)

7.'Environment and Natural Resources - ENR

8.'Climate Change - CC


Background information: At present, total DP funding through harmonised JWESSP modalities is estimated to be UGX 531 billion (EUR 177 million) for the period 2013/14 to 2017/18.

project number 2299-00/2017
source of funding OEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
tied 0
modality Basket funds/pooled funding
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Biodiversity: 1, Gender: 1, Democracy: 1, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.