International review of institutional models to support the development of the National Sanitation Authority in Ghana

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources in Ghana has stated the Government of Ghana’s intention to establish a National Sanitation Authority (NSA) to provide the institutional home for sanitation sector development. The NSA aims to accommodate various functional attributes related to planning/programming, financing, implementation and monitoring of infrastructure and service delivery for improved sanitation. However, the details of how these will be formulated and how these fit within the current institutional arrangement in Ghana have yet to be discussed or agreed. This paper describes the process of stakeholder engagement and consultation and how the results from an international study of institutional models from fifteen countries in Africa and Asia were used to support the consultation.