The African Development Bank in action: Activities in the water and sanitation sector in Kenya – February 2012
Overview & key elements of interventions in the water and sanitation
The Bank Group commenced operations in Kenya in 1967 and started supporting the water & sanitation operations in 1978.
It has invested over USD 1000 million on concessionary terms in all sectors of the country’s economy.
In the water and sanitation sector, the Bank has financed 10 projects and 2 studies for close to USD 350 million.
The Bank’s funding in the water and sanitation sector fully complies with Kenya’s Vision 2030 with its Medium Term Plan and the Bank’s 2008-2013 Country Strategy Paper.
The Bank’s current on going portfolio in Kenya includes (i) the Water Services Boards Support project amounting to UA 45.26 million, (ii) the small towns and rural water supply and sanitation project amounting to UA 70 million, (iii) the Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Program: Sewerage improvement project amounting to UA 35 million and (iv) the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Program Phase II which is a regional program covering the 5 countries in East Africa and amounting to UA 72.98 Million. The objectives of the interventions are to improve access to water and sanitation services and institutional strengthening of the water sector institutions.
Recent project in the water and sanitation sector completed in the country with Bank financing include: o The Rift Valley Water Supply and Sanitation project amounting to UA 18.06 million which closed in 2011, o Kisumu District Primary Schools Water Supply and Sanitation amounting to UA 198,317.04 which was 100% grant under the African Water Facility and closed in 2010. o Under the African Water facility, the Bank has also financed a study for the Lake Victoria Watsan PhII amounting to EUR 994,000. The study formed the basis for the Bank funding the physical interventions under this project.
In line with the Bank’s CSP (2008-13) and the MDGs, the Bank will continue to be a key development partner for Kenya’s water and sanitation sector.