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Livelihoods and Gender in Sanitation: Hygiene Water Services among Urban Poor

Research reports

Over the past two years, the water sector in Kenya has undergone a myriad of changes linked to the implementation of the Water Act 2002. One of the major changes was the creation of new regulatory bodies which allow for
consumer protection, rights protection, greater effi ciency of service delivery, fi nancial sustainability and pro-poor
policies to protect low income consumers. The role of the government is changing towards being a facilitator more
than an implementer, with more responsibility given to communities, local authorities and other service providers.

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