Uganda: Small Scale Infrastructure Provider (SSIP) Program - Water

In small towns and rural areas of Uganda, where 90 percent of the population lives, water shortages are part of daily life. In these areas, 60 percent of the population lacks access to safe water, and water borne diseases and infant mortality are widespread. To help the Ugandan government achieve greater efficiency and improve access to water through public-private partnerships (PPP), IFC signed a mandate to implement the Uganda Small Scale Infrastructure Provider (SSIP) Water Program in 2007.