Project profile — Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Market Development in Northern Ghana


IDE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3118893130)
2020-05-11 - 2020-07-07
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ghana (100.00%)


• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (50.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to reduce the burden of sanitation-related diseases in Northern Ghana, by introducing much-needed supply chain innovations to improve the availability, affordability and sustained use of appropriate sanitation and hygiene solutions for Ghanaian households. This project continues to advance the work of previously funded RuSHING projects, but with a particular focus on activities aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Project activities include: (1) installing 100 hand-washing stations in strategic public spaces; (2) engaging 100 monitors to ensure cleanliness of each station and raise awareness of users on how COVID-19 spreads; and (3) broadcasting of public service announcements on 25 radio stations across project areas. This project seeks to facilitate the adoption of improved sanitation and hand hygiene behaviors for rural Ghanaians, who do not have access to improved sanitation in their homes. This project also works to develop a sanitation market through the direct facilitation of design, production, and sale of toilets across Ghana’s northern regions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased adoption of good sanitation and hygiene practices in rural communities in Ghana’s three northern regions to improve health, including maternal, newborn and child health; (2) increased capacity of commercial supply value chains to improve health outcomes through delivery of sanitation services; and (3) increased government capacity to support market-based approaches to sanitation with this component of the project having a particular focus on outcomes one and two.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
11-05-2020 Commitment $726,952
02-10-2020 Disbursement $726,952
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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