Our 2030 Impact Targets and Results

The AIP seeks to double current water and sanitation investments by 2030 to narrow Africa’s water investment gap and contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 6 targets. To date, the programme has leveraged over $7.5 billion towards climate resilient water and sanitation investments in various countries and river basins across the continent, including Zambia, Zanzibar, Tanzania, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Lake Chad Basin, and others.   

The outcomes of the AIP demonstrate the interlinked and interdependent nature of water investments on social and economic outcomes.

Increased water investments result in improved economic and job opportunities, cooperation and peace, climate resilience among vulnerable communities, reduced incidences of communicable diseases, the protection of fragile ecosystems, as well as the reduction in migration and the displacement of communities.

$30 billion

Leveraged towards climate resilient water and sanitation investments

250 million

People benefit from resilient water investments and economic opportunities

4 million

Indirect jobs for vulnerable, poor youth and women.

1 million

Direct jobs created through climate resilient water and sustainable sanitation

Our 2030 Impact Outcomes

International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa established and operationalised

Need for AIP International Blended Investment Mechanism assessed

AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard developed and operationalised

Capacity for regional, basin and country water investment programmes developed

African Union Governance Framework and Job Creation Toolkit for Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus investments developed and operationalised

Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls incorporated in water investments

Bankable climate resilient transboundary water investments prepared and implemented

The business cases for the role of water in the economy strengthened as well as for the delivery of climate-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) investments accelerated