I wrote this report (pdf) while working for WaterAid Tanzania in 2008, on behalf of the Tanzania Water and Sanitation Network (Tawasanet). It looks at equity in Tanzania’s water and sanitation sector, both as a concept (what is equity, how does it matter in the water sector, etc), and in practice (how equitable are budget allocations in the sector, etc.)
The analysis is wide and the findings are many, so let me just highlight a couple here.
First, we found clear evidence that district councils were targeting funding to rural communities that already had relatively good access to clean and safe water, overlooking areas that had little or no access. Continue reading