List of Relevant SDA Projects and
of Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation
(Restructuring, Decentralization, Privatization, Private Sector
Participation, and Public-Private Partnerships): The Inception
(Germany) and Netherlands Government.
Reform Unit, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation,
Ministerís Office, MWRI Main Building, 11th Floor.
Narrative Description of Project:
This project is directed towards preparing
the inception report for the institutional reform of the Ministry of
Water Resources and Irrigation. The reform is based on five
directions: restructuring, decentralization, private sector
participation/public-private partnership, privatization, and
regulations/legislations. The action plan for institutional reform
was prepared, including the participation of water usersí
organizations, capacity building, and awareness. Aspects related to
the reform such as sustainability of water usersí organizations,
risks and mitigation analysis, and cross-cutting issues (gender,
participation and water quality) are investigated.
The institutional reform directions
has been identified in the report to include the following aspects:
Delegation to Lower Administration Levels.
establishing Integrated Water Management Units and changing
Ministry Organization Structure.
Public-Private Partnership including establishing Holding
|Enhancing Private Sector
|Modifications of Legislations
|Establishing Water Usersí
Organization, including Joint Management and Irrigation
Work Plan is directed to achieve the following five results:
The principles of institutional reform in
the fired of water management are elaborated.
The institutional reform process has been
discussed and agreed upon with the main stakeholders.
The awareness about institutional reform in
water management is enhanced among the major stakeholders and
other concerned groups.
Important projects for institutional reform
process in water management have been initiated.
The impacts of the reform process in water
management are followed up, measured, and the important results
are affected in the decision-making process.
Description of Actual Services:
The service provided is of consulting nature
where all institutional reform aspects were compiled in one volume
and used as the guiding plan for reform of the Ministry. The
inception report was discussed by all key Ministry personnel,
related stakeholders and donors and obtained their approval as a
road map for reform implementation.
In general, the major products of the IRU
has been identified through the Inception Report as follows:
Identifying Visions on
preparation of ToR for IR activities
of the consequences of IR on the various levels and different
parties/stakeholders, including the MWRI. Impact on the national
economy will be quantified. Other effects (social,
environmental, etc.) will be included.
Guiding the development
of an integrated policy and a Work Plan for the IR in water
management with both short and long-term milestones.
Facilitating setting up
a financial and legal system for decentralization and PSP.
Stimulate designing a
Monitoring and Evaluation system for privatized services.
Advising on selecting a
mechanism for transferring the Operation and Maintenance to PS
and water users. The supervisory role of the MWRI will have to
Co-coordinating the establishment of an institutionalized water
Supervising awareness campaigning for all
partners, stakeholders and the public of the outcomes of