Improving functionality and sustainability of water systems in rural settings through social accountability mechanisms: the experiences of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Training Type(s): Education
Date / Time: March 28, 2017 2:00 pm

March 28, 2017, 10:00-11:30 am EST

Access to safe, reliable, and sustainable water remains a challenge in many parts of the world, often because water systems are not really functioning, or do not exist at all. In addition, coverage, quality, continuity and price of water services also often differ widely between urban centers and rural areas. All too often deficiencies in the water sector are not caused by the lack of water or financial resources, but are rooted in poor governance in the water sector. This webinar explores how HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation addresses these issues in its water project on social accountability in Benin and in other countries. It looks at the key issues that make water governance in rural settings such a challenge, and presents examples how accountability mechanisms in municipal planning and monitoring processes can be improved.