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Title"Money down the pan?" : community level models for financing sanitation in rural Nepal
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPretus, LD, Jones, O
Paginationp.231 - 246; 5 fig.; 1 tab; 2 boxes
Date Published01/2008
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number9789715616942
Keywordseconomic aspects, financing, models, nepal, sanitation, sdiasi, sdiman, social aspects, sustainability

A range of different actors are engaged in promoting sustainable sanitation coverage in Nepal. The lack of knowledge and understanding within the sector of the different approaches to financing sanitation at a community level has prompted this sector review. The document reviews the various financing models used by sanitation programmes in Nepal, which include hardware subsidy, loans and sole support for community awareness. The research considers the impact of providing diverse levels of financial and material support, and the manner in which resources are targeted and allocated in communities. The broad financing models are reviewed using multi-criteria analysis looking at social, economic and sustainability dimensions. The paper looks in-depth at the impact of the diversity of financing models on sector efficiency. It also addresses how the sector as a whole can operate more effectively to ensure financial resources are better targeted and coordinated to achieve the ambitious sanitation targets in Nepal. [authors abstract]

This paper is a summary of a full paper prepared by WaterAid Nepal with financial support from the Asian Development Bank.


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