Financial Sustainability of WASH Services
Financing WASH Services sustainably – in the sense of securing service delivery after implementation – has proven to be a challenge. This is mainly due to a lack of planning and knowledge of post-installation costs and assigned responsibilities. Hence, a planning tool, such as an indicator framework for financial sustainability of WASH services is needed. Different organisations have recently produced such frameworks (e.g. the life-cycle cost approach from WASHCOST) that provide an overview of important aspects for reaching financial sustainability.