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.


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.

Start date: October 2017

Expected date of completion: May 2018

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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