E4C reports Charitable Foundations have a Unique Role to Play in WASH

“It is clear that community-based management will not lead to long-term provision of clean water services for poor, rural communities. “…in pursuit of an MDG defined by access to improved water source technologies, a focus on installing infrastructure has arguably been at the expense of putting in place the institutional, operational, and financial arrangements required to keep systems working indefinitely.” Long-term service support is needed…. With a few changes, charitable foundations have the potential to make deep improvements in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in developing countries.” Shifting the emphasis from hardware infrastructure implementation to long-term support will make all the difference.  Read More…