Based on case studies of six towns spread across three South Asian countries, this policy brief identifies ways in which higher governments can empower local governments to plan and operate sanitation services that are financially sustainable. Simultaneously, it also identifies ways in which local governments can increase revenue and reduce costs involved in the provision of services.
Who is this for and why?
The brief will be useful for policy makers looking for measures to enable local governments in small towns and villages to plan and operate sanitation services. The cited examples will be useful to understand the design and how it responds to the context in which the measure was tested.
The resource is also useful for local government officials and consultants supporting them. From the various revenue streams identified in cited examples in different contexts, they can identify the streams that best suit their context, as well as fit well and be acceptable in the legal framework they operate in.
For more information the full report which the brief summarises is available here: Strengthening Municipal Finance for Sustainable Sanitation Service Delivery in Small Towns of South Asia: Final Report