Key messages: communities manage!, communities will pay . . . a little, and communities need ongoing support. To sponsors: go big or go home!, if you built it, you own it, and sanitation requires water.
|Title||Community management of rural water supply systems : policy brief|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Publisher||IRC, Cranfield University and DFAT Australian Aid|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
The aim of the 'Community Water plus' research project has been to give DFAT Australian Aid, other donors, IFIs and low-income country governments the evidence base to determine and justify the investment and ongoing resources needed to support community rural water services in low-income countries over the long-term. This briefing note provides the main policy implications from the research.
The key messages are: 'Communities manage!', 'Communities will pay . . . . a little' and 'Communities need ongoing support'. To sponsors: 'Go big or go home!', 'If you built it, you own it ....' and 'Sanitation requires water'.