The $66.2 million compact covers two poverty-reduction projects. The first is a $41.1m water, sanitation and hygiene project with three activities:
National institutional and regulatory reform: The activity aims to improve planning systems and regulatory processes, and strengthen sustainable practices. Technical assistance will be provided.
Utility reform: Various utility departments will be restructured into independent companies.
Infrastructure grant: Grants will be given to finance improvements in WASH infrastructure.
The second is a $17.3M land management for investment project where necessary legal reform will be supported to create a common, more efficient system for land-related transactions and land administration.
Program administration costs are included in the compact as well.
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