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 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) project seeks to close financing gaps to achieve universal access to water and sanitation services through sustainable and c
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.