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TitleImplementation of water supply and sanitation programmes under PRSPs : synthesis of research findings from Sub-Saharan Africa
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSlaymaker, T, Newborne, P
Paginationvi, 42 p. : 12 boxes, 15 fig., 30 tab.
Date Published2004-08-01
PublisherOverseas Development Institute (ODI)
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISBN Number0850037263
Keywordscase studies, malawi, poverty, sanitation, sdiafr, uganda, water supply, zambia

This working paper presents the findings from a WatSAn & PRPs research project, investigating both policy and practice issues surrounding the implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers from water sector perspective. Progress of implementation in terms of WSS objectives through in-depth case studies in three countries (Zambia, Malawi and Uganda) is reviewed. The case studies examined the extent to which promises made in PRSPs were delivered: specifically whether resources allocated in PRSPs to WSS priorities, were converted into expenditure on WSS-related outputs, and thereby contributed to poverty reducting objectives.

The case studies examined key stages along the journey from Water Supply and Sanitation ‘allocations’ in PRSPs to budget allocations and actual expenditure on sector outputs and in so doing highlight the kind of events or factors which may disrupt and delay the flow of funds and their translation into desired poverty reduction outcomes.
Alongside the key issue of how promises in PRSPs were converted into expenditure on WSS-related outputs and thereby contributed to poverty reduction objectives, three questions were included in the research: 1) are WSS sectoral plans/processes converging with PRS plans/processes and is resourcing of PRSs converging with national budgeting processes; 2) how may capacity for action by central and decentralised government be strengthened to deliver on promises made in PRSPs, and how can external donors support this effort; 3) from a donor perspective, how can budgetary support to PRS be combined with contribution to water policies and achievement of water-related poverty reduction outcomes on the ground?

NotesIncludes references
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