Ghana: Urban Sanitation Facility

Technical Assistance|Activity Status: Closed
  • Country
  • Amount
  • Approval Date
    August 07, 2013
    Closing Date
    December 31, 2013
  • Donors



The project's aim was to increase access to improved sanitation for low-income communities' residents in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) by providing Output-Based Aid (OBA) subsidies as incentives to service providers.

This was the foundation of the subsequent RBF investment project for the Ghana GAMA Urban Sanitation Facility, which closed in June 2018.

The subsidies provided for the construction of sanitation facilities and the provision of desludging services.

The subsidies served to bridge the gap faced by low-income households when seeking to install in-house sanitation facilities and establishing the use of public toilet to end the practice of open defecation.

The project also mobilized financial resources from micro-financing institutions and supported the scale-up of business models that included soft loans for the provision of sanitation facilities in low-income communities in the GAMA.