Maximizing the Value of Public Budgets for Universal Access to Safely Managed WASH

UNICEF Analysis of the Government of Eswatini WASH Sector Budget

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Highlights

The "UNICEF Analysis of the Government of Eswatini WASH Sector Budget 2022/23" provides an in-depth analysis of the Kingdom of Eswatini's national budget for fiscal year 2021/22, with a particular focus on the implications for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector. This detailed analysis examines the size and structure of government budgetary allocations to the WASH sector, assessing their efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and sufficiency. The paper, which is intended to guide future fiscal adjustments, also includes crucial policy recommendations. Among these are the establishment of a distinct sub-program and budgetary line for sanitation and hygiene, as well as the establishment of a budget tracking mechanism in compliance with regional commitments. Furthermore, it  emphasizes the importance of expanded research in the WASH sector and urges for the development of a strong national strategy for WASH infrastructure and services. This paper, as a seminal resource, aims to support policymakers, stakeholders, and researchers in their efforts to improve the WASH sector in Eswatini.

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