The Government through the Ministry of Water implements interventions in the Water Sector within the Water Sector Development Programme (WSDP) which spans for the period of 2006–2025. The programme is implemented in three phases and follows a Sector Wide Approach to Planning (SWAP) with an intention to eliminate overlaps and duplication of efforts in water resources management and development, and the provision of water supply and sanitation services.

The WSDP I started in July 2009 and ended in June 2016. The total commitment was 1,364 million USD and as of June 2016, a total of 1,230 million USD was disbursed. The WSDP II started in July 2016 and ended in June 2022 with a total commitment of 3.2 billion USD. As of December 2021, the WSDP II disbursement was 37% of the overall commitment.

The phase three of the Water Sector Development Programme is the last phase with total financial requirements amounting to 6.46 billion USD starting from July 2022 and expected to end in June 2026. This phase aims to contribute in achieving the Tanzania Development Vision (TDV) 2025, Five Year Development Plan phase three (FYDP III) 2021/22 – 2025/26, Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Election Manifesto of 2020-2025, Africa Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.

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