Water Management Assistance Contract, Haiti

The problem

A devastating earthquake in 2010 almost destroyed water and sanitation infrastructure in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The water utility, CAMEP, could not provide water and sanitation services to residents, and cholera broke out. CAMEP was unable to rebuild its infrastructure and provide reliable service.

How we helped

We procured a specialist international water operator to assist in managing and rebuilding the utility, under a performance-based contract. To do this we rapidly scoped the key needs and the options available. Working with DINEPA, the entity responsible for the water sector in Haiti, we designed and drafted a management assistance contract that provided for a specialist company to take responsibility for vital utility functions, including customer service and designing and implementing the rebuilding program, while offering technical assistance and training to build local capacity. We ran the tender processes and assisted in selection of the winning bidder.


Given the urgency of the situation, we enabled DINEPA to secure the assistance of a specialized operator within nine months of starting work. The operator quickly restored water services to large parts of the city, protecting the city against cholera and other diseases. CAMEP’s financial position improved, with an increase in revenue of 35 percent between 2011 and 2013.

Our team

David Ehrhardt

David Ehrhardt

Chief Executive

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