This briefing paper was prepared for AusAID by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Information and analysis is based on a rapid desktop review of available documents and input from key informants. Headline issues: limited institutional leadership, capacity and coordination across all levels are the main bottlenecks to progress in Zambia’s WASH sector, particularly for sanitation where progress is marginal; decentralisation of authority to the district and local levels has not been accompanied by a sufficient increase in financial or technical capacity; urban water coverage is likely to meet its national target, however sector‐wide national and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets are unlikely to be met unless investment is significantly increased in coming years; and, although sanitation is seen by the government as an integral component of WASH, it still needs appropriate budgetary prioritization. (Link)
Institute for Sustainable Futures (ITS); University of Technology Sydney (UTS). 2011. Zambia Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector – Brief, prepared for AusAID. 8p.