How can the increasing water demands be met within existing public financial resources?
Budget Monitoring and Accountability Unit
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The Second National Development Plan (NDP II) 2015-2020, identifies the provision of adequate water supply and improved sanitation as one of the key priority areas for promoting sustainable wealth creation and inclusive growth. Water is a central issue in Uganda that is increasingly getting urbanised with a rising population to serve. Every year, water consumption and need rise both in amount and per capita demand. A number of new water facilities like solar pumped systems have been set up to serve more people than the point water sources such as boreholes. However, access to safe water services is still a challenge. There exists a number of water financing systems, some are working well, while others are performing poorly, due to a number of reasons. This policy brief highlights: i) the main drivers for increased water demand, ii) assesses whether the available cash flows are sufficient and effectively utilised, and iii) explores options for maximising use of the existing financial flows.
- Natural Sciences