The scaling-up of financial resources and management in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is part of an effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, putting additional resources into the sector is only a starting point: it is crucial to ensure that money is spent effectively. RiPPLE's Finance theme hypothesis is that improving equitable access to WASH for the poor is contingent on effective organisation of financing arrangements. This paper reviews the financing of the WASH sector in Ethiopia and then goes on to look at two specific financing channels, using case study information from Benishangul-Gumuz regional state.
Synthesis Paper, Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region (RiPPLE), Ethiopia, 40 pp.