2014 – 2015

Development of a Fecal Sludge Management Services for the City of Niamey

Diagnostics and recommendations
PPP arrangements
Consideration of options
Support to the city



The aim of the project is to study the possibilities of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) through private sector participation schemes including through a public-private partnership framework for the management of the sludge treatment plant. It also includes the establishment of an appropriate system for collecting and transporting sludge with the involvement of local private operators.


Project Description

Phase 1: Diagnostics and preliminary recommendations

  • Review existing FSM services in Niamey, including drainage, transportation and reuse
  • Conduct a survey to assess the capacity and willingness to pay for FSM services
  • Review the regulatory framework for in-situ sanitation facilities and FSM services and provide recommendations for a comprehensive framework
  • Review of the capacity of the city of Niamey and the civil society to oversee the FSM services and make recommendations
  • Review the current state of operation and management existing equipment and services in the public sector; propose future use in the collection and transport of sludge, or for their phase-out

Phase 2: PPP arrangements

Phase 3: Consideration of options

Phase 4: Support to the city of Niamey to implement the chosen PPP