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Sector Financing

WASHCOST Calculator

The WASHCost calculator app helps to better plan and evaluate sanitation and water services using cost and service level data. More specifically, it aims to ease the use or planning of the life cycle costs approach by governments, multilaterals, training institutions, International NGOs and donors.

Capacity Development

Financing for Water and Sanitation: a Primer for Practitioners and Students in Developing Countries

This Primer offers a non-technical introduction to financing for water and sanitation in developing countries.

Sector Financing

TrackFin: Tracking financing to sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water

TrackFin (Tracking Financing to WASH) is a methodology to identify and track financing to the WASH sector at the national or sub-national level in a consistent and comparable manner. The tool produces WASH accounts which can be used by governments for national benchmarking, cross-country comparisons and to provide an evidence base to better plan, finance, manage and monitor WASH services and systems.

Sector Financing

IRC WASH Costing and Budgeting Tools

The tools have been developed by IRC, Water for People and Aguaconsult. They build on Water for People’s “Everyone Forever” programme and IRC’s work on life-cycle costing and financing of sustainable water and sanitation services.

This set of 4 WASH costing and budgeting tools aims to help analyse costs and create a financial overview at the district level.

Sector Financing

WASH Technology Information Packages

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) technologies are many and varied, and it can be difficult for field staff to decide which are the most appropriate and affordable tool for the job at hand.

The WASH Technology Information Packages (TIPs) are a practical set of guidelines and tools to help WASH procurement officers make the best choice.

Sector Financing

100% Access by Design: A Fiancial Analysis Tool for Urban Sanitation

The practice note describes an excel-based tool that was developed by Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and partners in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013.

Sector Financing

SDG Costing Tool

This spreadsheet-based tool can be used by countries that would like to calculate the investments needed to fulfill the SDG targets as well as the financing gap.

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Sector Financing

Waterfunds Toolbox

Water Funds are organizations that design and enhance financial and governance mechanisms which unite public, private and civil society stakeholders around a common goal to contribute to water security through nature-based solutions and sustainable watershed management. The Waterfunds Toolbox provides access to state-of-the-art knowledge on how to scope, design, and operate water funds. It was developed by Water Funds experts to help leaders succeed in developing Water Funds.

Crosscutting Areas

WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool (WASH BAT)

WASH BAT has been designed as a sector tool for use by governments and development partners for WASH sector strengthening. It enables a systematic identification of factors (or “bottlenecks”) that prevent achievement of sustainable service delivery within national or subnational WASH targets and helps stakeholders to define activities aimed at removing the root causes of these bottlenecks.

Planning Monitoring and Review

Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS)

The Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) is a quantitative survey of the supply side of public services, originated and most often conducted by the World Bank. The survey collects information on facility characteristics, financial flows, outputs (services delivered), accountability arrangements, etc. It highlights not only the use and abuse of public money, but also give insights into cost efficiency, decentralization and accountability.

Planning Monitoring and Review

Using Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys to Monitor Projects and Small-Scale Programs : A Guidebook

The goal of this guidebook is to serve as a starting point for civil society organizations, as well as Bank teams interested in conducting Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys, both on a small and larger scale. It is designed to lead a research team from idea inception to results dissemination, while emphasizing the importance of utilizing evidence to influence policy, regardless of whether it is on a macro or micro-level.

Sector Financing

Mobilising finance for WASH: getting the foundation right

Efforts to attract private investment in WASH have led to a number of new financial mechanisms being developed. However, finance alone will not address the challenge of WASH access over time unless the institutional foundations in a given country are structured to ensure sustainability of these mechanisms. This paper identifies the 10 foundational elements of a system that must be in place to ensure that any financial vehicle designed to attract new finance and investment into the sector will endure over time. Examples of successful interventions are included.