Water and Sanitation Program - Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF)
This grant is a continuation of the collaboration between the Austrian Development Agency and the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) agreed upon in contract 2621-00/2009. The grant provides core funding to the work program for WSP-Africa region over a period of three and a half fiancial years (FY 2012/13, FY 2013/14, FY 2014/15, half FY2015/16). WSP's intervention complements ADC's bilateral involvement in the water sector, mainly in Uganda but also in Mozambique, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.
The Water and Sanitation Program’s (WSP) five-year business plan covers FY 11/12 to 15/16
and lays out the strategic activities through which WSP assists countries in scaling up access to
water and sanitation services to the poor. WSP’s business plan identifies six Global Business
areas which are:
1. Scaling Up Rural Sanitation and Hygiene
2. Creating Sustainable Services through Domestic Private Sector Participation (DPSP)
3. Supporting Poor-Inclusive WSS Sector Reform
4. Targeting the Urban Poor and Improving Services in Small Towns
5. Mitigating and Adapting WSS Service Delivery to Climate Change Impacts
6. Delivering WSS Services in Fragile States
This grant will support WSP-Africa's regional work program. WSP’s focus is to address the huge gaps in access and sustainability of services. The emphasis is to increase access, strengthen the efficiency and improve service reliability for the large numbers of poor populations in these countries, who comprise the majority of the un-served. WSP-Africa's regional work program is engaged in all business areas of the 5-years business plan with exception of business area 5 on mitigating of and adapting to climate change.
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. Gender and Environment Assessments of contract 2621-00/2009 remain unchanged.