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Guidelines for user fees and cost recovery for rural, non-networked, water and sanitation delivery

Guidelines for user fees and cost recovery for rural, non-networked, water and sanitation delivery
  • African Development Bank (AfDB). October 2010
  • This document addresses the issues of rural, non-networked water supply and sanitation. The main objective of these guidelines is to provide guidance to AfDB Group Task Managers and other stakeholders as well as to enhance the design and implementation of financially sustainable water sector projects and programmes. A key objective of these guidelines is to enable service providers to deliver better services to all, within the context of a protected environment, through accessing enhanced revenue and finance flows whilst acknowledging that direct full cost recovery may not be achievable in all rural areas in the near term. The Guidelines apply to rural areas, including rural townships, villages and hamlets not served by in-house piped water and sewerage networks. Such areas rely largely on communal or individual wells and/or water piped to collective water points. As for sanitation, each household or groups of households would have access to stand-alone onsite disposal facilities. The Guidelines also apply to urban and peri-urban areas where water and/or sanitation services are not networked.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Global, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique , Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Fee collection, Rural areas, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Tariffs, Utility services, Water supply, Water User Associations
  • Main target audience: Financial community, Governments, Policy makers, Project managers, Service providers, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Checklist, Guidelines
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Published in 2015