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Social connections increase access to water for Kenya’s urban poor

Key institutions

• The World Bank, under the Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Improvement Project (WaSSIP), the Bank is providing a sector investment loan of US$450 million to increase access to reliable, affordable and sustainable water supply and sanitation services; and to improve the water and wastewater services in the areas served by three water service boards, including the Athi Water Service Board.

• The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is supporting WASSIP to deliver the urban sanitation component. This includes designing the project and providing technical assistance.

• K-Rep Bank has structured a loan arrangement to finance the costs of social connection.

• The World Bank’s Global Partnership on Outputbased Aid (GPOBA) is providing the output based subsidy through K-Rep.

• Athi Water Services Board is the recipient of a sector investment loan from the World Bank. AWSB is

also the oversight authority that has issued a Service Provision Agreement (SPA) to NCWSC.

• Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) is the implementing agency

 

 

                           


            

Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2