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Topics in Category: Thematic Discussion 2: Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level (IRC, WSUP, SNV in June/July 2015) - SuSanA Forum http://forum.susana.org Mon, 29 May 2017 17:21:12 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management /media/kunena/images/icons/rss.png Topics in Category: Thematic Discussion 2: Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level (IRC, WSUP, SNV in June/July 2015) - SuSanA Forum en-gb TDS: Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level - Weekly Summaries - by: Katrin http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/14070-tds-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-weekly-summaries#14446 http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/14070-tds-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-weekly-summaries#14446
The synthesis of Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level is now available!

Read the synthesis of the thematic discussion on Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level for a compilation of four weeks of discussion from Thematic Leads and SuSanA members.

You can access the document here .

Kind regards,
Katrin]]>
Thematic Discussion 2: Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level (IRC, WSUP, SNV in June/July 2015) Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:50:35 +0200
TDS: Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level - Synthesis - by: Katrin http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/14445-tds-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-synthesis#14445 http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/14445-tds-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-synthesis#14445 SynthesisUrbanSanitationFinance.png



Dear all,

The synthesis of Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level is now available!

If you are looking for the key points and a summary of the discussion or want to review some of the issues addressed, check out this synthesis and feel free to share it with colleagues and those interested in the topic.

Also, please note that the four discussion threads will remain open for new contributions.

Thank you for your interest and participation!

Kind regards,
Katrin]]>
Thematic Discussion 2: Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level (IRC, WSUP, SNV in June/July 2015) Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:37:08 +0200
City level sustainable full cost recovery - How to ensure finances for services for the entire city and entire sanitation chain? - by: Katrin http://forum.susana.org/192-theme-3-of-td-2-city-level-sustainable-cost-recovery/14117-city-level-sustainable-full-cost-recovery-how-to-ensure-finances-for-services-for-the-entire-city-and-entire-sanitation-chain?start=24#14308 http://forum.susana.org/192-theme-3-of-td-2-city-level-sustainable-cost-recovery/14117-city-level-sustainable-full-cost-recovery-how-to-ensure-finances-for-services-for-the-entire-city-and-entire-sanitation-chain?start=24#14308
Thank you for contributing to our topic and raising so many important issues with regard to city level sustainable cost recovery.

The summary is now available here .

Please note that there will also be a synthesis of entire discussion on urban sanitation finance, available on the forum by mid-August. Stay tuned!

Thank you,
Katrin]]>
Theme 3 of TD 2: City level sustainable cost recovery Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:44:10 +0200
Local taxation? What a crap idea! - by: HAPitot http://forum.susana.org/190-theme-1-of-td-2-public-finance/13885-local-taxation-what-a-crap-idea?start=24#14306 http://forum.susana.org/190-theme-1-of-td-2-public-finance/13885-local-taxation-what-a-crap-idea?start=24#14306
Thank you and thanks to Katrin for your excellent conclusions, and sorry for my late response. And good to hear that nothing too bad has happened to you and your relatives!

Unfortunately, the projects in Adjumani have not been as successful as they could and should have been, as should have become clear from my explanations. I think I should be adding that much of the sanitation activities, in particular the composting related ones, have been seen as pilot projects, and that explains the relatively high level of donor funding (GIZ, in particular). Overall, I have concluded that the more activities have been small in scale and locally funded, i.e. relying on people's own initiatives, the more they have been successful. And those activities with higher funding from outside have been least successful. Hence my skepticism. Even though there have also been cases of locally funded toilets that have failed, and that was usually due to bad construction (like leaking covers, lack of aeration, etc.).

Another danger of making a lot of money available for sanitation is that it may be spent, apart from the corruption part, on 'Mercedeses' where bicycles could do and would even have been better. Things like traditional gravity sewers rather than ecological sanitation.

The money that has been invested into trainings has, however, generally been well invested (to the point that masons from Adjumani have started constructing UDDTs across the border in South Sudan) and that is something that can be taken up by central government within the framework of countrywide programs. And it's certainly something that donors would wish to get involved in. For the actual activities, in case private funds are not available, I like the approaches of small loans and cost recovery that have been presented in the other fora.

Concerning the sanitation levy we were raising on the water tariff, it was redistributive because the parts used for UDDTs were available to all residents whether they had a water connection or not. But I think, for most, it was more a question of convenience and motivation rather than a question of money since Adjumani is a very remote place, certainly viewed from Kampala, and buying these parts in bulk from Kampala was ensuring a constant supply and was avoiding overcharging by traders. But for some, it has certainly also helped money wise.

And concerning your case studies, I'll contact you when I'm more free.

Thanks again and regards,

H-A]]>
Theme 1 of TD 2: Public Finance Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:49:36 +0200
Kicking off the discussion on microfinance for sanitation - by: Katrin http://forum.susana.org/191-theme-2-of-td-2-microfinance/13939-kicking-off-the-discussion-on-microfinance-for-sanitation?start=24#14174 http://forum.susana.org/191-theme-2-of-td-2-microfinance/13939-kicking-off-the-discussion-on-microfinance-for-sanitation?start=24#14174
Thank you all for contributing to our discussion on "Microfinance"!

The summary is now available here .

Make sure to also check out and contribute to our current discussion on "City level sustainable cost recovery" here .

Thank you,
Katrin]]>
Theme 2 of TD 2: Microfinance Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:27:46 +0200
TDS: Invitation to participate in our second Thematic Discussion on "Urban Sanitation Finance – from Macro to Micro Level” - by: Mawuena http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/13753-tds-invitation-to-participate-in-our-second-thematic-discussion-on-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level#14152 http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/13753-tds-invitation-to-participate-in-our-second-thematic-discussion-on-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level#14152 Thematic Discussion 2: Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level (IRC, WSUP, SNV in June/July 2015) Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:44:07 +0200 Public Finance at National Level - by: Katrin http://forum.susana.org/190-theme-1-of-td-2-public-finance/13803-public-finance-at-national-level?start=24#14072 http://forum.susana.org/190-theme-1-of-td-2-public-finance/13803-public-finance-at-national-level?start=24#14072
Thank you for contributing to our topic and making this a great discussion!

The summary is now available here .

Make sure to also check out and contribute to our ongoing discussion on "Public Finance at Local Level" here and our discussion on "Microfinance" here .

Thank you,
Katrin]]>
Theme 1 of TD 2: Public Finance Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:12:44 +0200
TDS: Preparatory Readings for Thematic Discussion on "Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level" - by: Katrin http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/13755-tds-preparatory-readings-for-thematic-discussion-on-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level#13923 http://forum.susana.org/189-thematic-discussion-2-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level-irc-wsup-snv-in-june-july-2015/13755-tds-preparatory-readings-for-thematic-discussion-on-urban-sanitation-finance-from-macro-to-micro-level#13923
Thank you for your contributions so far to our Thematic Discussion on "Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level".

During the last couple of days we have discussed the issue of public finance both with regard to the national level as well as local taxation. These discussions are ongoing and I encourage you to share your experiences or ask the experts questions if you haven't done so yet.

At the same time, we will be launching the discussion on our second theme - Microfinance - tomorrow with an opening post by Sophie Trémolet (Director of Trémolet Consulting) and Goufrane Mansour (Consultant at Tremolét Consulting).

For this discussion, the two experts have asked me to point your attention to two additional readings:

- "Evaluating the Potential of Microfinance for Sanitation in India" (May 2013)
tremolet.com/publications/evaluating-pot...nce-sanitation-india

This study seeks to document existing experiences in providing microfinance services to households to allow them to invest in sanitation solutions. Its objective is to map out the existing provision of microfinance for sanitation, identify where opportunities for future market development lie and identify how the development of such a market could be fostered (through the targeted use of public funds or regulatory changes for example).

- "Small Scale Finance for Water and Sanitation" (April 2012)
tremolet.com/publications/small-scale-fi...water-and-sanitation

This report identifies ways in which governments and donors can increase access to finance for small scale WATSAN providers, by channelling public funding to support market development and leveraging private sector financing. It examines the extent to which micro and mesofinance is currently used in the sector (especially in India, Tanzania, Kenya or Vietnam), what benefits their use bring and how the role of these financing tools could be developed with (or without) external support.

Enjoy the read and join our conversation on "Microfinance" here !

Best,
Katrin]]>
Thematic Discussion 2: Urban Sanitation Finance - From Macro to Micro Level (IRC, WSUP, SNV in June/July 2015) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:42:46 +0200