Tariffs, Taxes and Transfers (3Ts) are the three basic sources of revenue for WASH services. “Tariffs” are funds contributed by users of WASH services (also including the value of labour and material investments of households managing their own water supply). “Taxes” refer to funds originating from domestic taxes that are channelled to the sector by the central, regional and local governments. “Transfers” refer to funds from international donors and charitable foundations. Transfers include grants and concessional loans, such as those given by the World Bank, which include a grant element in the form of a subsidised interest rate or a grace period.[Source: WHO & UN-Water, 2012. UN-Water global annual assessment of sanitation and drinking-water (GLAAS) 2012 report : the challenge of extending and sustaining services. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO). P. 26]
One of the myths that keeps on going around in the rural water supply sector is the one of 'full cost recovery'. As more data from rural water monitoring systems becomes available, the myth gets busted.
National Development Planning Commission - NDPC in collaboration with IRC and partners is disseminating the findings and is further engaging relevant stakeholders on the stories starting with the launch of the Good Practice for WASH in Ghana booklet.