Providing sustainable sanitation and water services in Nairobi
Africa's cities are growing at an unprecedented rate. In Kenya alone, the urban population, currently at 12 million, will more than triple to 40 million by 2050. As Nairobi has grown, more and more poor urban dwellers have been pushed into informal and low-income settlements, where there is little or no water or sanitation.
The World Bank-supported Nairobi Sanitation Project, implemented from 2012 to 2018, worked on providing greater water and sanitation access for people in urban settlements by leveraging commercial and customer finance to support project financing.
As a result, 84,940 people in Nairobi’s informal settlements were provided with access to improved water sources, and 137,243 people were connected to the sewerage network.