Community-run aqueducts in Colombia promote public policy for scaling up public finance for WASH
This blog describes a particular case of an association of community aqueducts in Colombia and the advocacy process to demand increased public investment and support to their work as water service providers.
You can read the blog here
In Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo (Tana), water bills include various surcharges designed to help finance water and sanitation. In recent years, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) has been working with local government and with the utility JIRAMA to optimise the use of these revenues to support water supply improvements in low-income communities. This brief describes how this interesting system works, and considers how it might be further developed.
The Public Finance for WASH initiative is organising a session at the UNC Water and Health Conference.
Our aim with this session is to think about different ideas for a research project that might genuinely drive massive government investment in WASH. Each speaker will propose an outline for a specific project, in a named country, which they think might achieve this end. Participants will decide which proposal gets the funding.
• Clarissa Brocklehurst (UNC)
• Jenna Davis (Stanford)
• Matt Freeman (Emory)
• Tanvi Nagpal (Johns Hopkins)
Date: Thursday 29 October
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
If you are around, come along and join our session convened by WSUP, IRC and Trémolet Consulting.
Everyone welcome! Stay tuned!
Finance Brief 7: Evidence into Policy: How Research has Influenced Kenyan Government Budgets for School Wash.
by Malaika Cheney-Coker for PF4WASH
Read it here: Finance Brief 7
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! Samson Shivaji is CEO of KEWASNET (the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network), and the Kenyan Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Focal Person within the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) platform. In this exclusive interview for PF4WASH, Mr. Shivaji responds to a series of questions about the need for increased public finance of sanitation in Kenya.
by Marie-Alix Prat.
PF4WASH initiative at the World Water Week in Stockholm http://www.publicfinanceforwash.com/Zkd
ABSTRACT: The UK’s Public Works Loans Board was a mechanism through which local government could access low-cost loans through central government. It played a key role in water and sanitation improvements in the UK between the 1870s and the 1980s. Until very recently, it remained a major vehicle for central-to-local government lending in the UK, and it has been a valuable template for many similar systems worldwide. This Finance Brief outlines the history of this body, still very relevant as a model today.