Development of the Urban Water and Sanitation Sector
After more than 20 years of civil war South Sudan needed to rebuild its water sector. Most of the water supply and sanitation infrastructure had been destroyed and needed to be rehabilitated and extended. Sector institutions were weak and in urgent need of support.
The program aimed at improving access to clean drinking water and sanitation services for the urban population in Southern Sudan.
The program collaborated with major sector institutions at macro, meso and micro level and sup-ported them in exercising their respective functions in policymaking, oversight, regulation and service delivery. In addition, it fostered the creation of an enabling environment through enhanc-ing capacities at all these levels.
Consulting services focussed on institutional and capacity development. Additionally, pilot activi-ties were implemented to immediately improve service provision in secondary towns. The project team provided services in all four components of the program focusing on strengthening of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, reform of the water utility SSUWC, implementation of pilot projects in secondary towns, and education and training.