Briefing note on the need to shift from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness to make aid effective at the local level.
|Making aid effective at the local level
|Year of Publication
|De la Harpe, J
|Building blocks for sustainability series
|8 p. : 1 tab.; 3 fig.; 3 boxes
|The Hague, The Netherlands
|development aid, poverty, service connections, service delivery, Triple-S (Sustainable Services at Scale)
Water and sanitation services need to last indefinitely, but the duration of aid is limited. Aid must therefore be used to help local institutions not just develop infrastructure but also operate and maintain water and sanitation services well into the future. That requires a shift in focus from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness: funding becomes the catalyst for change, aid is channeled through the country’s sector budget, and local agencies acquire the resources—both financial and human—to ensure lasting provision of water and sanitation services, throughout the life-cycle of the infrastructure.
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