Zambia Compact

Projected Long Term Results
Project Estimated Beneficiaries Estimated Benefits
Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Project 1,199,962 $346,700,000

The above estimates are based in the best, currently available, information and may be updated if new, reliable, data are available.

The total beneficiary count for the Compact may not be the sum of the different project beneficiary counts because of overlaps between Projects. In other words, some beneficiaries benefit from more than one project but are counted only once in the total beneficiary count.

Total benefits expected from each project are obtained from the ERR analysis MCC conducts during due diligence. Beneficiary counts, although consistent with benefit streams identified in the economic analysis, are not necessarily derived from these models (which are concerned with costs and benefits rather than beneficiaries). MCC estimates and reports expected beneficiaries when sufficiently reliable data exists to support the estimation. If such evidence is lacking, no estimation is attempted, resulting in an underestimation of projected beneficiaries for the Compact. Calculating the amount of benefit per beneficiary would therefore give an overestimation and can be misleading.

Project Objectives
Project Objective
Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Project

The objective of the project is to improve the reliability of water supply and sanitation systems, expand access to those systems, and improve drainage services in select urban and adjacent areas of the city of Lusaka. 

Projected Results by End of Compact

The Zambia Compact aims to achieve the results below by the end of the compact in November 2018:

  • Increase access to clean water to generate time and cost savings for beneficiaries;
  • Decrease the incidence and prevalence of water-related disease through increased access to clean water and decreased incidence of flooding;
  • Improve financial sustainabiltiy, operations and maintenance, and gender and social inclusion of LWSC (Lusaka Water Supply and Sewage Compacy) processes.

Results to Date

Information on results to date is available in the Table of Key Performance Indicators (a subset of the full set monitored under the Zambia Monitoring and Evaluation Plan). The full set of performance indicators is detailed in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Impact Evaluation Framework

MCC will carefully monitor implementation performance and the measurement of preliminary results. MCC will also fund several independent evaluations to assess what might have happened in the absence of MCC investments, and to measure the gains in income that can be attributed specifically to MCC-funded activities. More information also is available in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.