Support to the Multi-Donor Trust Fund of the Water and Sanitation Program - Africa Region

Contract partner: IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.07.2009End: 30.06.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

This grant contributes to a three-year program (2010-2012) of collaboration between the Austrian Development Agency and the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). The grant provides core funding to the work program for WSP-Africa region over a period of three fiancial years (FY 2009/10 to FY 2011/12). The proposal builds on more than five years of successful collaboration between WSP and the Government of Austria / ADA. WSP's intervention complements ADC's bilateral involvement in the water sector, mainly in Uganda but also in Mozambique, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

WSP's global core program mission is to reduce poverty by helping countries and their people achieve sustainable access to improved water, sanitation and hygienic practices. It seeks to achieve this mission in two ways: (a) by direct means, supporting and facilitating policy and sector dialogue, knowledge exchange, and capacity building; and (b) indirectly, by supporting key stakeholders and counterparts to build large-scale sustainable programs, support policy development and sector reforms, engage in action-learning innovative pilot projects that serve in particular the poor.

This grant will support WSP-Africa's regional work program in selected focus countries. The work program includes (i) regional thematic learning activities to help solve critical challenges in WSS development; (ii) identification of effective approaches for WSS MDG achievement in fragile/post-conflict environments; and (iii) strengthening of regional collaboration and capacities. To achieve this, WSP-Africa proposes to work within a framework of cross-sectoral interfaces at different levels of sustainable service delivery and financing.

WSP believes that improved water and sanitation services and hygiene practices are key to achieving the MDGs on poverty reduction, health, gender equality, and the environment. In this regard the project document has a sound chapter on inter-sectoral and cross-cutting issues.

project number2621-00/2009
source of fundingOEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
  • 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.