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A rapid assessment of Kenya's water, sanitation and sewerage framework

This study briefly outlines the history of the water, sanitation and sewerage framework in Kenya prior to recent reforms. It discusses the current framework and the challenges and makes suggestions on the way forward. The study recommends that water, as a key catalyst to economic growth, be given a higher priority in national development. It has identified seven areas of strategic intervention: institution building, capacity development, awareness and information sharing, community and user integration, gender mainstreaming, regulation and financing. The study concludes that Kenya has made substantial progress in broadening water coverage. Kenya has also developed a policy in the area of sanitation, and strategies for water resource management, supply, and sewerage. The study shows that water, sanitation and sewerage sector reforms are underway, beneficial and encouraging. It shows also that public sector reforms can benefit from non state support in service provision, infrastructure development and financial support. The objective of the study is to inform policy makers, implementing agencies, service providers and development partners.

TitleA rapid assessment of Kenya's water, sanitation and sewerage framework
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsInstitute of Economic Affairs -Nairobi, KE
Pagination68 pag. : fig., tab.
Date Published2007-01-01
PublisherInstitute of Economic Affairs
Place PublishedNairobi, Kenya
ISSN Number9966718311
Keywordsgender, institutional framework, kenya, legislation, millennium development goals, policies, sanitation, sdiafr, sdipol, sewerage, water resources management, water supply
Abstract

This study briefly outlines the history of the water, sanitation and sewerage framework in Kenya prior to recent reforms. It discusses the current framework and the challenges and makes suggestions on the way forward. The study recommends that water, as a key catalyst to economic growth, be given a higher priority in national development. It has identified seven areas of strategic intervention: institution building, capacity development, awareness and information sharing, community and user integration, gender mainstreaming, regulation and financing. The study concludes that Kenya has made substantial progress in broadening water coverage. Kenya has also developed a policy in the area of sanitation, and strategies for water resource management, supply, and sewerage. The study shows that water, sanitation and sewerage sector reforms are underway, beneficial and encouraging. It shows also that public sector reforms can benefit from non state support in service provision, infrastructure development and financial support. The objective of the study is to inform policy makers, implementing agencies, service providers and development partners.

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