Releasing the flow: using WASH funding more efficiently

Releasing the flow: using WASH funding more efficiently. by John Garrett,, April 12 2016.

An excerpt: The Sanitation and Water for All Partnership, a global partnership of governments, donors and civil society, has identified four ways in which developing countries and donors can improve how they work together, in order to strengthen the effectiveness of aid for WASH programs. These are:


SDG 6: clean water and sanitation. Photo from Asian Development Bank (Flickr).

  • enhancing government leadership, which is vital to achieving clear direction and focus;
  • strengthening and using in-country systems and therefore reducing transaction costs and unnecessary red tape;
  • creating one platform for information and accountabilities, reducing duplication, improving understanding of the many activities underway and establishing accountability both from donor and recipient governments; and
  • building sustainable strategies for financing, which allow for recurrent costs as well as capital costs, and support the provision of services that last.

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