Water and economic growth in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso

Water and economic growth in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the “Water and Economic Growth” project targeted some 260 000 people in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. The project aimed to increase drinking water supplies, improve water sanitation, enhance governance of water management services, and contribute to growth of revenues from breeding and gardening production in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region. The project contributed to building the infrastructure necessary for targeted communities (drinking water, latrines) and to ensuring their sustainable use through the establishment of a participatory governance.

Global objective

  • Increase drinking water supplies, improve water sanitation, enhance governance of water management services, and contribute to growth of revenues from breeding and gardening production in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region

Expected results

  • Increased revenues from breeding and gardening production in 20 communities
  • Improved drinking water supplies and improved water sanitation for 45 000 people
  • Improved governance of water management services and sanitation for approximately 260 000 beneficiaries

Duration

4 years : 09/11/2015 - 30/09/2019

Localisation

Sahel region of Burkina Faso

Beneficiaries

Approximately 260 000 beneficiaries

Budget

CAD 17.4 million

Implementation

  • Cowater International Inc.

Partners

  • Société minière canadienne IAMGOLD
  • Fondation One Drop

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Country

  • Burkina Faso

Topics

  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Climate, climate change & adaptation
  • Employment & revenues
  • Environment
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Livestock & pastoralism
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Markets, prices & trade
  • Natural resource management
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation

Targets

  • Institutions
  • Pastoralists & Agro-pastoralists
  • Poor households
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food

Scales

  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 5 SDG 6 SDG 12 SDG 13