HO-L1207 : Central District Water and Sanitation Services Reform Program
Project Status: Closed
The objective of this programmatic series is to help increase access and improve the quality of water and sanitation services in the Central District through a process of reforms that permit decentralization of those services to the municipal level, thereby enhancing sector governance and management in a context of climate change and with a view to achieving water security. The objective of this first operation is to contribute to the design and enactment of legal and sector instruments. The specific objectives are: (i) to promote operational and management development so as to increase the efficiency of water and sanitation services provided by the Municipal Water and Sanitation Unit (UMAPS); (ii) to help increase the financial sustainability of services provided by UMAPS; (iii) to strengthen UMAPS planning; and (iv) to strengthen the sector framework though better governance, regulation, and management of resources in a context of climate change, and improve service delivery to better meet demand. This is the first loan in a series of two consecutive single-tranche operations that are technically related to one another but independently financed as programmatic policy-based loans.