It has been clearly established that the level of financial reporting currently available in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector is often insufficient to make sound, evidence-based planning and budgeting decisions. This document introduces the TrackFin (tracking financing) initiative – a methodology that tracks financial flows into and throughout the WASH sector. Tracking finance in this way enables a comprehensive understanding of what funding is available for which specific purposes, through what providers and funding channels. Evidence-based policy decisions can then be taken, and interventions more accurately targeted. This Summary Document is aimed at decision-makers requiring an overview of the method and what it entails, with a particular focus on the benefits it offers at policy and strategy levels. Successful application depends, above all, on willingness to build and strengthen the institutions that will carry out the work, as deep-rooted institutionalization lies at the core of the method.(Link)
UN-Water; World Health Organization (WHO). 2015. UN-Water GLAAS TrackFin Initiative: Tracking Financing to Sanitation, Hygiene and Drinking-Water at the National Level – Guidance Document Summary for Decision-Makers. Department for International Development/UK (DFID), Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), Directorate-General for International Cooperation, the Netherlands (DGIS), Government of Kwait, Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 24 p.