Water policies in many sub-Saharan African countries stipulate that rural communities are
responsible for self-financing their waterpoint’s operation and maintenance. In the absence of policy
consensus or evidence on optimal payment models, rural communities adopt a diversity of approaches to
revenue collection. This study empirically assesses waterpoint sustainability and access outcomes associated
with different revenue collection approaches on the south coast of Kenya.
This work is part of ‘Insuring against Rural Water Risk in Africa’ project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.
Foster, T., and R. Hope (2017), Evaluating waterpoint sustainability and access implications of revenue collection approaches in rural Kenya, Water Resource Research, 53, doi:10.1002/2016WR019634.
Evaluating waterpoint sustainability and access implications of revenue collection approaches in rural Kenya