Pathways to Progress: Status of Water and Sanitation in Africa
Political stability has heavily influenced progress in improving access to WSS service with low-income stable countries outperforming low-income fragile and resource-rich countries.
The shift in how aid is delivered, from donor-driven projects to country-led programmatic approaches, has strengthened the service delivery pathways that translate inputs (finance) into outcomes (coverage) anchored in core government systems—greatly extending their reach and rate of implementation capacity.
The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) commissioned the production of a second round of Country Status Overviews (CSOs) on water supply and sanitation, to shed light on the factors that underpin progress in the sector. The World Bank, Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), and the African Development Bank implemented this task in close partnership with UNICEF, WHO, and the governments of 32 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The full synthesis report, Pathways to Progress: Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa’s Water Supply and Sanitation Targets and individual country reports are available below for download.
(Additional country reports coming soon)
|Burkina Faso (English | French)||Liberia||South Africa|
|Central African Republic (English | French)||Mozambique||Uganda|
About the Lead Author
Dominick de Waal is a Senior Finance Specialist working with WSP based in Nairobi, Kenya. He leads the Africa region’s work on public finance, sector performance monitoring and aid effectiveness. In addition to task managing the Country Status Overview exercise, he is leading WSP's response in fragile states, which supports transitioning from isolated WSS interventions to country-led sector programming. For more information on the report, contact Dominick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-authored by Maximilian Hirn and Nathaniel Mason.