This briefing note focuses on the sector wide approach (SWAp), highlighting the problems a SWAp aims to address, the benefits of a SWAp, key components of the approach and the main factors for success.
|Sector wide approach in the water sector
|Year of Publication
|De la Harpe, J
|11 p.; ill.; fig.; boxes; photographs
|private sector, water supply, water supply services
This briefing note focuses on the sector wide approach, commonly called a SWAp. It highlights the problems a SWAp aims to address, the benefits of a SWAp, key components of the approach and the main factors for success.The sector wide approach is an approach which supports a country-led programme to build the sector in a coordinated manner. It is a way of working where funding for the sector, both government and donor funding, is pooled to support a single sector policy and a sector expenditure programme. One of the main benefits of SWAp is that it should lead to more efficient use of resources from national budgets, user contributions and development partners. Thus the sector can maximize the overall investment in the sector towards achieving the national water and sanitation MDG targets. A coherent sector policy is at the heart of any successful SWAp. It needs to focus government, development partners and other sector stakeholders on achieving collective results. It should be consistent with government’s overall strategic objectives, including the poverty reduction strategy. This 12- pages note draws from a range of references on the sector wide approach in the water sector as well as from country experiences. [authors abstract]
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