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Development of results-based financing framework for sanitation delivery

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by Harold Esseku, Lorretta Roberts
Access to sanitation in Ghana is one of the lowest in the West Africa sub-region with coverage of about 15%. Several projects to increase access to sanitation have achieved little success. Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) was introduced in Ghana and it was expected to bring about a big change. Coverage however remains off track, and a major change is required if the country is to achieve the MDG target of 56% for sanitation by 2015. The Results-Based Financing (RBF) refers to public funds being used to pay for services ONLY when pre-specified results are achieved. A stakeholders meeting was held to discuss the merits and strategies for implementing RBF for CLTS in Ghana. The framework developed in Ghana has five stages and payments will be made only when the pre-defined outputs/outcomes are completed and verified by a third party. It is expected that with effective facilitation and monitoring of the process, there will be a rapid increase in access to sanitation in Ghana.



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ESSEKU, H. and ROBERTS, L., 2013. Development of results-based financing framework for sanitation delivery. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment: Proceedings of the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 1-5 July 2013, 5pp.


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