The state of WASH financing in Eastern and Southern Africa

Eswatini country level assessment

Young girl washing hand with running water from a bucket
UNICEF Eswatini/2017


UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) has engaged Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to assess the state of financing of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR). This assignment aims to fill a critical knowledge gap in the region by providing a review of and documenting WASH financing issues at both the regional level and through four country reports. The reports are aimed at influencing planning and advocacy activities to support more effective allocation and use of resources by government ministries, donors and other financiers engaged in delivering, operating and maintaining WASH services.

This report on WASH financing in Eswatini is one of the four country reports, which have reviewed the sources of sector financing, how finance is channelled through different institutions, the quality and equity of financing, possible financial gaps and future financing options to achieve sector goals. The other countries where similar analysis has been undertaken in this initial phase are Burundi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The accompanying regional level report draws on the country reports and other examples of financing to provide an overview of current WASH financing in ESAR and provide direction for increasing the volume and impact of future WASH investment.

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Oliver Jones, Oxford Policy Management, in collaboration with Agua Consult and Blue Chain Consulting, Oxford, UK.
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