governance

Manual

Guide to Developing Microfinance Programs for Water Supply and Sanitation

This guide is intended for microfinance Institutions, water service providers and other development institutions. It was produced with assistance from the USAID Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) Support Program, a collaborative undertaking of GOP partners, USAID, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), LGU Guarantee Corporation (LGUGC), and private financing institutions (PFIs) through the Bankers Association of the Philippines.

Webinar

Understanding the Cost of WASH in Health Care Facilities: Where Do We Start?

Purpose of this Webinar

Cost data are critical to ensuring sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery in healthcare facilities (HCF), but standardized cost collection methods are lacking. Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill developed a 10-step costing model method to collect cost evidence. CDC researchers calculated total program costs for a short-term WASH program in 117 HCF in 5 districts in western Kenya. These researchers provide valuable insight into understanding costs data collection in WASH in HCF.

Case Studies

Case Study of Water Revolving Fund in the Philippines

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was set up in 2008 to provide loans to water service providers to finance local water and wastewater projects. Loan repayments made into the fund are revolved to finance other projects. 

This case study of the PWRF is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice to highlight existing blended finance experiences in the water sector.

Related

Report

Using Performance-Based Contracts to Reduce Non-Revenue Water in Philippine Water Districts

Performance contracting provides a more effective means of incentivizing contractors to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) than traditional public sector, input-based, contracting can achieve. Water districts in the Philippines can use the currently unrealized value of NRW from leakage and inaccurate metering to finance the specialized expertise and equipment needed to reduce water losses.

Video

WASH Agenda For Change – Kabarole and Kamwenge Districts, Uganda

This video provides account of activities and efforts by IRC, Water For People, and their partners to reach universal coverage under the WASH Agenda For Change initiative in Kabarole and Kamwenge districts in Uganda.

IRC is a member of the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership consortium

Article

Collaboration for Watershed Conservation in Nepal

In western Nepal, pollution, fishing with electric current, explosive devices, and other destructive practices threaten the biodiversity of the country's great rivers and the generations-old cultural traditions of fishing communities. But the tide is turning in some of these communities, where those who once contributed to the problem are increasingly becoming part of the solution.

Final Report

Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) Follow-On Program – Final Report

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was an innovative lending program that leveraged public funds with private financing for water and sanitation projects. USAID brought to bear its technical assistance to design, assess feasibility of and structure the Fund; build capability among market players; and provide marketing and institutional support at operational stage. It also provided credit enhancements to private investors.