Moldova & Ukraine: Dealing with global Challenge to upgrade the water sector The Urban Water Catalyst Fund

May 2020

MACS was contracted by KfW to implement a desk study for Moldova and Ukraine, to assess the possibilities for testing an innovative Fund concept – the Urban Water Catalyst Fund.

The Fund would foresee combining donor funds with local commercial financing and Technical Assistance approaching the turnaround of a water and sanitation utility with the provision of Financial and Technical Assistance. The Feasibility Study was implemented in parallel covering several selected countries on three continents. Based on the recommendations, it will be decided in which countries and in which way to proceed with the Fund, based on a second stage of Feasibility Assessment.