Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) – GTZ Cooperation Project




Project duration: 1982 - 1991

Project description:

The Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) – GTZ Cooperation Project (PWA Project) was carried out between 1982 and 1991. It consisted of two main components: Management and Finance Improvements (PN 1981.2085.8 & 1985.2078.5) and the Rehabilitation of Rural Water Supply Systems (PN 1986.2045.2 & 1987.2099.7).
 
Within the Management and Finance Improvements component (implemented by the consulting company Coopers & Lybrand), an analysis and review of bottlenecks and shortcomings within the PWA’s organizational structure was conducted.
During the phase 1(1982-1984), the project developed the improved solutions and systems.
The second phase (1985-1987) aimed to train PWA staff to implement the newly developed systems, and to prepare  manuals and consolidation of cooperation.
In Phase 3 (1987-1990), the project focused on strengthening the PWA management and on the reorganization and improvement of the accounting system.
 
While the Management and Finance Improvement component was a clear success although some fringe facets of this component were not implemented satisfactorily the Rehabilitation of Rural Water Supply Systems Component (RWS) must be considered a failure. Difficulties arose with motivating enough villagers to participate in the rehabilitation of their water supply systems. Additionally, BMZ/GTZ were not prepared to increase the financial resources of the established Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF), while the PWA was not prepared to accept the philosophy of the CGF and to support the project with own funds, the Rehabilitation of Rural Water Supply Systems project component finally came to a point of stagnation.