Water utilities and smaller water service providers throughout sub-Saharan Africa are under great financial strain as they juggle COVID-19 mandates to expand services at a time when revenue has plummeted.
Published August 2017. The second evaluation in the series examines the sustainability of water utility capacity building, microcredit, and financial outcomes associated with the ESP activity, which was implemented from 2004–2010.
Globally, governments have set ambitious targets for universal access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation by 2030. Yet, most water utilities struggle from under-investment resulting in poor service quality.
Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is the first line of defense against the spread of COVID-19, and recognizing this, the National Emergency Response Committee in Kenya directed water service providers (WSPs) to ensure that all Kenyans had acce
The forum will explore the tension between consumer protection and the need to ensure everyone can access and afford water during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the imperative to keep utilities financially stable and solvent.