In the framework of the reform process the programme provides its support to achieve the following objectives:
Service Coverage: To progressively improve service coverage to provide 100% of the urban population with access to safe water and appropriate, hygienic sanitation by 2015.
Sustainability: To ensure the sustainability of service delivery in the water and sanitation sector. This entails the reduction of government subsidies if they remain necessary, or raising the efficiency of subsidies provided. The successful introduction of Private Sector Participation (PSP) is one cornerstone currently being taken.
Affordability: To ensure that a basic adequate level of service is affordable through low-cost service delivery schemes and the implementation of a subsidy and tariff framework which is equitable and beneficial to the poor.
Water as a Social and Economic Good: It remains an underlying objective to ensure that water, as a social and economic good, is managed in the best possible way, benefitting the poor through an equitable access, improving the country’s infrastructure and promoting its economic development.