The USAID Development Credit Authority published this photo essay on Exposure.co. It describes how public-private parternships have increased financing for water utilities in Kenya, and how technical assistance has been invested in improved infrastructure to increase access to water.
A USAID WASH-FIN (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene-Finance) survey of 105 private sanitation service providers (SSPs) across Senegal found that they face challenges typical of small- and medium-sized enterprises—access to finance being foremost. To overcome this, WASH-FIN Senegal is providing support to promote relationships between the SSPs and commercial banks.
Senegal is among the few African countries with a WASH institutional framework that has made considerable progress in expanding WASH services, achieved, in large part, by fully embracing private sector participation.
This is the third in a series of blogs in which participants provide a recap of their Stockholm World Water Week event.
Safe water and sanitation are crucial for human health and economies. But how do we pay for these essential services and unlock new sources of funding? This question was at the forefront of topics at Stockholm World Water Week 2017, an annual gathering of more than 3,000 doers and thinkers in the water sector.