Published in: 2014
Prepared for SNV Netherlands Development Organisation by Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Abeysuriya, K. et al.
The paper aims to bring together existing information in a form that is targeted to this audience, to clarify principles, show examples of ways others have financed sanitation and demonstrate what is possible.
The learning paper has used the OECD’s Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector (OECD, 2010) as a core reference, complemented by other resources (see reference list).
A short version of the draft learning paper was presented to a D-Group facilitated by SNV in October 2014, and opened up for online discussion. Insights from this DGroup discussion have been incorporated into this paper, with appropriate acknowledgement.
A key message from this paper is that governments’ responsibility for enabling sanitation includes contribution of public funds to support sustainable full cost recovery that ensures long-term services that are not reliant on tariffs alone.
With this responsibility comes a need for a city-wide perspective to sanitation budget planning, to ensure effective and equitable distribution of public funds to achieve public health and environmental outcomes.
Abeysuriya, K. et al. (2014). Financing Sanitation for Cities and Towns - Learning Paper. Prepared for SNV Netherlands Development Organisation by Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
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