Funding intervention projects in the water and sanitation sector: success by design

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Title: Funding intervention projects in the water and sanitation sector: success by design
Authors: Al-Awar, Aida
Item Type: Thesis or dissertation
Abstract: This thesis aims to evaluate the role of overseas development assistance in the delivery of water and sanitation related MDGS from a systems perspective, in order to deliver a more coherent framework that seeks to reduce developing countries’ water and sanitation needs. To achieve this, an assessment of the delivery of water and sanitation related MDGs is conducted and the main causes of concern are identified. From these, funding was isolated for further exploration, as it underpins and influences the other issues. The role and extent to which funding drives the delay in the completion of the water and sanitation MDGs is investigated on a regional level from a systems perspective, looking at the funding mechanisms as a whole. A set of hypotheses accounting for the hindrance of the MDG is determined. To test said hypothesis, the part and degree to which funding mechanisms drive the delay in completing the water and sanitation MDG on a national scale is explored using the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as a case study. The evaluation pinpoints a series of findings recognized as root causes for the lag in the achievement of the water and sanitation MDG. Once the root causes and main areas of concern are identified and the current system is understood, a solution that answers the issues is proposed and a coherent framework that aims to reduce developing countries’ water and sanitation needs is developed. Based on better funding practices, a Needs Based Approach is recognized as a resolution that addresses all the problems.
Content Version: Open Access
Issue Date: Mar-2017
Date Awarded: Dec-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/55872
DOI: https://doi.org/10.25560/55872
Supervisor: Voulvoulis, Nikolaos
Department: Centre for Environmental Policy
Publisher: Imperial College London
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Qualification Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Appears in Collections:Centre for Environmental Policy PhD theses



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