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Making aid effective at the local level

Water and sanitation services need to last indefinitely, but the duration of aid is limited. Aid must therefore be used to help local institutions not just develop infrastructure but also operate and maintain water and sanitation services well into the future. That requires a shift in focus from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness: funding becomes the catalyst for change, aid is channeled through the country’s sector budget, and local agencies acquire the resources—both financial and human—to ensure lasting provision of water and sanitation services, throughout the life-cycle of the infrastructure.

TitleMaking aid effective at the local level
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsDe la Harpe, J.
Secondary TitleBuilding blocks for sustainability series
Volume5
Pagination8 p. : 1 tab.; 3 fig.; 3 boxes
Date Published03/2015
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsdevelopment aid, poverty, service connections, service delivery, Triple-S (Sustainable Services at Scale)
Abstract

Water and sanitation services need to last indefinitely, but the duration of aid is limited. Aid must therefore be used to help local institutions not just develop infrastructure but also operate and maintain water and sanitation services well into the future. That requires a shift in focus from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness: funding becomes the catalyst for change, aid is channeled through the country’s sector budget, and local agencies acquire the resources—both financial and human—to ensure lasting provision of water and sanitation services, throughout the life-cycle of the infrastructure.

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Reprint Edition03/2015
Citation Key72575

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