In 2019 the SOMAGEP Utility Optimization project in Mali was finalized:
SOMAGEP - OPTIMISING WATER SUPPLY IN MALI
The project aimed to improve the operational performance of the Somagep water supply system, a state-owned company mandated to operate, manage and deliver potable water in 18 urban areas in Mali. DA supported Wereld Waternet to conduct a pre-feasibility study to develop key recommendations to Somagep in developing a sustainable water supply optimisation finance model. A Dutch consultancy firm finalized the study in 2019, concluding that the identified project would be too small and most likely not be commercially viable. The study shows it would be worthwhile to explore other concessional instruments to further develop and finance the project.