PROGOAS - Governance, Water and Sanitation Programme


Governance, Water and Sanitation Programme

The Governance, Water and Sanitation Programme (PROGOAS) has helped improve the living conditions and health of rural populations in the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula. The programme has promoted the participation of men and women in the local governance system and improved the delivery of responsive and sustainable water and sanitation services.  The reinforcement of local actors was the key element of the project. Dedicated tools and methodologies have been successfully introduced for the public bodies through trainings and coaching. The private sector has been supported to consolidate its business plan for water and sanitation service provision. Finally, citizenship and organisation of the civil society have been strengthened to ensure effective participation and accountability.

The three-phase programme was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Helvetas. Helvetas implemented the project in eight districts over the period of 9 years in partnership with local NGO's.

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SDC Division: ​South Cooperaton Department

Country: ​Mozambique

Duration: 03.2009 – 06.2018

Project website

Contact: Head of Health Domain, SDC Mozambique

Country Director, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Mozambique


Key results and products 

Governance, Water and Sanitation Programme (PROGOAS) in Mozambique – Experiences and Lessons Learnt

Outreach and main lessons learnt

Histórias de Sucesso 1

Histórias de Sucesso 2

Manual pratico – Planificação participativa distrital

Poster sobre Feiras de Planos

Poster sobre Auscultação Pública