As a consultant, I drafted this WSP report on water supply and sanitation in Tanzania. It was written mostly during 2009.
It represents a good summary of where Tanzania’s water sector was up to in 2009. And some of the methodology is very interesting, both in terms of calculating the funding required to meet the water and sanitation MDG targets and benchmarking key aspects of sector policy and performance.
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 →