This report presents findings from the WASH Accounts in Kenya for financial years 2014/15, 2015/2016, and 2016/17 as well as the main players involved in financing WASH services. The WASH Accounts aim to track all financing for WASH sector by all types of entities in the economy, including governments and public institutions, public and private organizations, NGOs, foundations, international and national donors, investors, and households.
The WASH Accounts enable countries to answer four key questions:
The information obtained is expected to improve understanding of the current expenditure in the WASH sector and inform national and global processes, such as reporting on financial indicators under the SDGs that the country has committed to. Of importance, the information will serve as an advocacy tool for more allocation of resources by both national and county governments to the WASH sector.
The TrackFin initiative was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in association with the United Nations, OECD and the World Bank as part of UN Water’s Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) program to address gaps in knowledge of financial data in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. TrackFin aims to help countries develop national WASH accounts using a globally accepted methodology to monitor funding for the WASH sector at the national level.
USAID through the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) program facilitated the collection of data, preparation of the report, and TrackFin technical committee meetings with the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation (MoWS&I) and WHO. The meetings discussed and validated the TrackFin I, and II report.