IDB Aquafund - Second Phase

Progetto concluso

The multi-donor AquaFund of the American Development Bank (IDB) provides LAC countries non-reimbursable technical cooperation as well as pilot investment grants for the preparation of water and sanitation investment projects, institutional strengthening activities, knowledge products and innovative pilot investment projects.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Climate-friendly growth
Urban infrastructure and utilities
01.11.2014 - 31.12.2017
CHF 4'600'000
Contesto Despite the region’s progress of recent years, particularly in ensuring access to water LAC still face some major challenges in regards to ensuring financially sustainable and universal provision of water supply and sanitation services, includ. adequate waste water treatment and solid waste management. Based on the regional challenges, taking into account the country needs, international evidence, the good practices identified and the lessons learned of past interventions, the IDB has recently developed the Water and Sanitation Sector Framework that will guide the work of the Bank in the Region over the next three years (2015-2017).
Obiettivi In accordance with the Sector Framework the overall objective of the AquaFund is to support the LAC countries in achieving universal sustainable access to high-quality water and sanitation (W&S) services. The SECO contribution to AquaFund has furthermore the objective to strengthen the inter-institutional strategic ties with the IDB in view of an intensified policy dialogue, know how exchange and the development of collaboration opportunities in the SECO priority countries Colombia and Peru.
Effetti a medio termine Increase in the number of households with new or upgraded access to potable water and sanitation services- Improvement in the capacity and efficiency of water utilities and improved sector governance-Increased financing to support W&S investments- Increased dissemination of Bank-driven knowledge products- and Increased inclusion of climate change considerations and water security measures within Fund’s projects.

Risultati principali attesi:   The AquaFund is used for the financing of two types of IDB instruments: Investment Grants (IGRs) and Non-reimbursable Technical Cooperation Operations (TCs) grouped into the following four product categories: (i) Operational Support (OS) TCs facilitate and support W&S sector investments through initiatives to help preparation and execution of investment loans and investment grants- (ii) Client support TCs respond to specific demands of the governments of the region, focusing on building the capacities of utilities, governments and communities- (iii) Research and Dissemination TCs contribute to the sector’s knowledge and exchange of best practices among member countries and country stakeholders, and providing state of the art technical knowledge and experiences in the field of water and sanitation- (iv) Pilot Projects (funded from IGRs and TCs) finally, aim at piloting innovative strategies and methodologies that can be replicated and/ or scaled up through larger investment programs.

Risultati fasi precedenti:   A review of the previous contribution period (2011-2013) confirmed that AquaFund (AF) is a relevant instrument for IDB and national governments to work towards achieving the MDGs and that it responds to the needs of the LAC region in the W&S sector. Results include: AquaFund influenced IDB loans for USD 3.9 billion and grants from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation (SCFWS) for USD 409 million. It also leveraged co-financing from local counterparts and third parties for USD 51 million- AquaFund operational support (OS) and investment grants (IGR) projects made possible IDB financed W&S loans that will reach more than 1.8 million households- The constructive dialogue between Switzerland (SDC, SECO) and IDB has positively influenced the governance of the fund and today’s monitoring and reporting practices- AquaFund financed knowledge products (Aquarating, HidroBid) were successfully applied in SECO water and sanitation operations in Peru.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile SECO
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • Banca interamericana di sviluppo

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   4'600'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   296'000'000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 10 01.11.2014 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)