14. Strategic Financial Planning for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) in Africa: Rationale, Methodology, Experience, Lessons Learned

Strategic Financial Planning (SFP) matches national water policy to local resources, capacity, and available finance. A key part of SFP is the production of a national consensus on what water supply and sanitation (WSS) services the country can or should afford in the long-term, and how these should be paid for. This paper reviews the experience of using the tool FEASIBLE in Lesotho, Egypt and the Kyrgyz Republic. The FEASIBLE tool provides an excellent overall structure and approach to SFP for WSS. The evidence reviewed in this paper shows that the technical problems of using the tool, and the effort of data assembly, are not to be underestimated. However, the process can produce vital information previously lacking, and generate enthusiasm and consensus amongst key stakeholders involved in the future provision of WSS. (Link)


Winpenny, J.; Holmberg, J.; Hall, A.; Vad, J.; Wood, T.; Pedersen, J. 2010. Strategic Financial Planning for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) in Africa: Rationale, Methodology, Experience, Lessons Learned. EU Water Initiative – Finance Working Group (EUWI-FWG), Global Water Partnership. 40 p.

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