Ongoing projects

Analysis of factors influencing willingness of non-poor water customers in Kenyan cities to pay a pro-poor sanitation surcharge

Aim: To build towards the introduction of a sanitation surcharge that can provide a revenue stream for supporting the recurrent costs of sanitation services in low-income areas of Kenyan cities.

Lead research institution: Aquaya

For more background on this project, see the original Research Call.

The research aspect of this project has now been completed. We’ve blogged about the initial findings here and a the final results are summarised in a Policy Brief. WASREB are now taking these findings forward following a workshop held in February 2018, and planning to pilot the surcharge in Nakuru in late 2018, in partnership with NWASCO and Nakuru County Government.

 

International comparative study of institutional frameworks for urban sanitation in countries with significant decentralisation: lessons for Kenya?

Aim: To support sector thinking and decision-making about appropriate design of the institutional framework for urban sanitation in post-devolution Kenya. In particular, it is anticipated that this research will provide useful support to the Ministry of Health in developing the new National Environmental Health and Sanitation Bill.

Lead research institution: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

For more background on this project, see the original Research Call.

The research aspect of this project has now been completed. Final findings and reports will be shared soon.

Incentivising private sector provision of faecal waste emptying services to low-income customers in Kisumu, Kenya

Aim: To identify and initiate policy measures which encourage the private sector to target low-income urban customers for the provision of faecal waste emptying services, resulting in enhanced private sector engagement and improved levels of sanitation access for low-income urban residents.

Lead research institution: Aquaya

For more background on this project, see the original Research Call.

Start date: October 2018

Expected date of completion: October 2019

Gasia Poa - Kisumu

Latest resources

Situation analysis of the urban sanitation sector in Kenya

This report explores the background to the urban sanitation sector in Kenya. Published July 2017.

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Willingness of Kenyan water utility customers to pay a pro-poor sanitation surcharge

This Policy Brief summarises the findings from research into the factors influencing customers’ willingness to pay a sanitation surcharge. Published March 2018.

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