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Briefing and guidance on Strengthening Capacity for local WASH governance.

TitleStrengthening Capacity for local WASH governance
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMcIntyre, P
VolumeBriefing note

arget 10 of the Millennium Development Goals – to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation – is a global capacity challenge. How can services be scaled up for millions of people? How can they be made sustainable?

This challenge is being addressed in an era where responsibility for water, sanitation and other essential services is being decentralised to regions, districts or municipalities with the aim of making services responsive to communities. However, the process is slow and patchy, especially when responsibilities are transferred without resources, mandates and competencies.

This briefing note (available as PDF) looks at ways that these decentralised bodies can be strengthened to carry out their new functions better, so that people gain access to safe water and sanitation services.

The material used in this note was presented at the Symposium Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation: Strengthening Capacity for Local Governance held from 26-28 September 2006 in Delft, the Netherlands


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