Bolivia: Bolivia to improve water, sanitation and irrigation services

Bolivia will reform its public policies to improve the coverage and management of irrigation, potable water and sanitation services with a US$90 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The loan will help the Bolivian government to improve planning, strengthen institutional development, apply financial policies and develop monitoring and evaluation instruments in the areas of potable water, sanitation and irrigation. The reforms will help to expand potable water services to 83 percent of homes, while sanitation services would be expanded to 56 percent of the population. The financing will also allow substantial improvements in the operational and financial efficiency of water and sanitation services.