Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP)

As a subcontractor to Tetra Tech ARD, DIG conducted a market survey for a USAID-funded water project in three secondary cities of Liberia. The overall objectives of LMWP were to assist local and national authorities in developing plans for water supply and sanitation improvements, implementing infrastructure enhancements, and re-establishing local capability to sustainably operate and maintain water supply in the three target cities. DIG contributed to LMWP by conducting a comprehensive socioeconomic market assessment in the project cities, which included designing and overseeing the survey and analyzing the results to inform the design of the water system. The market assessment included quantitative and qualitative components, which were used to determine household and commercial willingness and ability to pay for water services. DIG’s assessment was instrumental in shaping the water system strategy and the program’s overall success. (2011-2012)