Published on: 19/12/2008
A paper commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, summarises critical water and sanitation sector reform implementation issues by drawing from recent experience in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It was written by a group of policy advisors of the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), who, as long term advisors, have supported these reforms.
The experiences examined in the four case study countries clearly demonstrate that the reform process is unique to the specific institutional, historical, socio-economic and other conditions prevailing in each country, as well as the existence of individuals who champion a reform process, or strong interest groups who try to prevent change. As a result, the authors said it was not possible to develop overall guidelines that would precisely match the reform needs in other countries. However, they did draw a number of lessons learned from the experiences that may help other countries to design and implement sector reforms, on the following issues:
Richards, T. ... [et al.] (2008). Water supply and sanitation sector reforms in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia : challenges and lessons. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ). 33 pp.
At IRC we have strong opinions and we value honest and frank discussion, so you won't be surprised to hear that not all the opinions on this site represent our official policy.