Governments, civil society and the private sector need to work together to make water and sanitation services available to everyone. IRC's event provided an opportunity to discuss how taxes can complement trade and tariffs and to learn from an innovative health insurance model in Africa.
Public finance- money derived from taxation- is critical for achieving water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone forever. But how do we get governments to prioritise it? What should it be used for? And how can we get it flowing to local levels? WSUP, IRC and Trémolet Consulting will be exploring...
At the 2014 The Water and Health Conference, IRC will share experience from our work on water service monitoring, on aid effectiveness and make a case for mobilising public finance for water sanitation and hygiene.
From 16 to 18 November 2010, IRC’s second symposium gathered some 120 international participants in The Hague, The Netherlands to discuss the latest in discursive trends, research agenda and on-the-ground experiences on WASH service costs, financing and accountability.
The IRC 2010 international symposium posed a series of challenges to the water and sanitation sector to improve its ability to cost and finance sustainable services – and to understand the price that communities pay when those services fail.