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ACP-EU Water Facility


An allocation of €200 Million from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) has been allocated to the Water Facility, increased by € 12 Million contribution made from the Spanish governement. Three calls for proposals and the Pooling Mechanism were launched between February 2010 and December 2011. The ACP-EU Water Facility was set up in 2004, with the principal objective of providing water and basic sanitation to the poor, and to improve water management governance in African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

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The specific objectives of the 10th Water Facility are:

• To help achieve the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, key prerequisites for reducing child and maternal mortality and combating diseases.

• To contribute to improving water governance and management of water resources and to the sustainable development and maintenance of water infrastructure.

Implementation Modalities

Three calls for proposals and the Pooling Mechanism have been published:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion for the Millennium Development Goals, published on the 11th of February, 2010.

Partnerships for Capacity Development in the ACP Water and Sanitation Sector, published on the 24th of February, 2010.

Pooling Mechanism Guidelines pdf - 75 KB [75 KB] français (fr) , published on the 5th of May, 2011. An addendum pdf - 10 KB [10 KB] français (fr) of "Pooling Mechanism" guidelines has been published on the 1st of December 2011.

Sanitation in poor peri-urban and urban areas in ACP countries, published on the 1st of December 2011.

Background Information about the 9th EDF Water facility

Under the 9th European Development Fund (EDF), €497 million was allocated to the first Water Facility. Most of the funds went to 175 projects selected via two calls-for-proposals. As result of these projects, about 14,5 million people are expected to benefit from access to safe water. Of these 14,5 million people, some 3,5 million are also expected to benefit from access to improved sanitation and 10,5 million from hygiene promotion programmes.

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Last update: 05/07/2012 | Top