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The first section of this working paper describes the Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) and the cost componentsrequired for ensuring services that last. The second section reviews different offline and online Decision Support Tools (DST)s developed and used by international organisations in the WASH sector during the last 10 years. The third section summarises gaps in disaggregated costs that have been identified and used by these different tools. Considerations for design and use of future tools in the water and sanitation sector are explored in the last section of the working paper. Annex 1 describes the different cost categories required to provide sustainable services as identified in the life-cycle cost approach [authors' abstract].

TitleCost-based decision support tools for water and sanitation
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFonseca, C., Dubé, A., Verhoeven, J.
Volume4
Pagination27 p. : 1 fig., 1 tab.
Date Published09/2011
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague
TypeWASHCost global working paper
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

The first section of this working paper describes the Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) and the cost componentsrequired for ensuring services that last. The second section reviews different offline and online Decision Support Tools (DST)s developed and used by international organisations in the WASH sector during the last 10 years. The third section summarises gaps in disaggregated costs that have been identified and used by these different tools. Considerations for design and use of future tools in the water and sanitation sector are explored in the last section of the working paper. Annex 1 describes the different cost categories required to provide sustainable services as identified in the life-cycle cost approach [authors' abstract].

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