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Progressing aid effectiveness in the WASH sector

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Written by Nathaniel Mason, Gideon Rabinowitz

​ This study was commissioned by WaterAid to support the work of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership. It aims to identify how monitoring efforts to address aid effectiveness commitments and related accountability processes at the global and national level can help to strengthen incentives to address WASH sector aid effectiveness challenges.

There are two main reasons why aid effectiveness deserves greater priority in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Firstly, the WASH sector is generally more dependent on aid than other sectors, making the effective use of these resources critical to progress. Secondly, Official Development Assistance (ODA) has the potential to play a catalytic role in driving outcomes, offering a diverse array of approaches and modalities that can help achieve the ultimate goal of national governments that can independently meet the expectations of their citizens. However, only by using aid effectively will this catalytic potential be realised.

Also available to download: http://www.wateraid.org/what-we-do/our-approach/research-and-publications/view-publication?id=8e7b3ed1-3898-48ea-a4f5-411004f1dd49

Nathaniel Mason and Gideon Rabinowitz