Key documents for the sub-category on financing

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Key documents for the sub-category on financing

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This thread is a "sticky thread" which means it will always remain at the top of this sub-category.
It contains a recommendation for new people regarding the most important five documents in the thematic area of "Financing: taxes, tariffs, transfers".*

The initial selection was done by me, but this is open for discussion and can be adjusted regularly (please provide your feedback).

Recommended top five documents in the thematic area of "Financing (supply- and demand-side), costs", in reverse chronological order:

(1)
Castalia Strategic Advisors (2015). Review of Results-Based Financing (RBF) Schemes in WASH - A Report to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Castalia Strategic Advisors, Washington D.C., US
www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2177

RBF is an alternative to conventional funding mechanisms for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects. Donors have been trying Results-Based Financing (RBF) in WASH since at least the mid-1990s, but until now there have been no comprehensive evaluations of RBF in WASH. This report summarizes findings from an investigation into whether RBF works in WASH, in what circumstances, how, and why.


(2)
Sy, J., Warner, R., Jamieson, J. (2014). Tapping the Markets - Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor. World Bank, Washington D.C., US
www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2238

Scaling up private sector provision of improved sanitation to the poor requires addressing the commercial constraints that confront the sector. These constraints are inherent in the technologies used and the supply chains that support service provision. Governments, development partners, and the business community could help relax these constraints in a variety of ways which are detailed in this publication.


(3)
Abeysuriya, K., Kome, A., Willetts, J., Chong, J. (2014). Financing Sanitation for Cities and Towns - Learning Paper. Prepared for SNV Netherlands Development Organisation by Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2185

A key message from this paper is that governments’ responsibility for enabling sanitation includes contribution of public funds to support sustainable full cost recovery that ensures long-­term services that are not reliant on tariffs alone.
With this responsibility comes a need for a city-­wide perspective to sanitation budget planning, to ensure effective and equitable distribution of public funds to achieve public health and environmental outcomes.


(4)
Evans, B., van der Voorden, C., Peal, A. (2009). Public Funding for Sanitation - The many faces of sanitation subsidies. Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Geneva, Switzerland
www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2010

WSSCC compiled this resource for all those who work in sanitation and seek sustainable and effective strategies for delivering sanitation to those who need it most. Pulling together the latest thinking and knowledge on sanitation financing, this primer aims to clarify the terminology and language used in the debate about public financing of sanitation and subsidies in particular. All the main areas are covered in the following areas: How does Public Funding of Sanitation Work?, The Debate on Sanitation Subsidies, Types of Subsidies, Smart Financing of Sanitation Systems.


(5)
Singeling, M., Claasen, F., Casella, D., van Daalen, T., Fonseca, C. (2009). Smart finance solution - Examples of innovative financial mechanisms for water and sanitation. Netherland Water Partnership (NWP), International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), The Netherlands
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This booklet on Smart Finance Solutions gives examples of how different financial mechanisms are being used to finance water, sanitation projects and small local businesses that contribute to reaching MDG-7. It also gives the reader a short and quick overview on how to write a successful business or project plan, and how to find the appropriate financial mechanisms to finance it.


You can find further important documents and website links dealing with this topic here: Please provide your feedback. What do you think of this selection? We can update it from time to time.

Regards,
Elisabeth

* Whilst the sub-cateogory includes "costs" in the title, the documents listed here all focus on financing and funding but not on costs. Detailed costs of technologies are more likely to be published in technical documents (?).

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Re: Key documents for the sub-category on financing

Hi Elisabeth,

I think this one would be a good one to include in the list of recommended text :

'Sanitation financing models for the urban poor' (2011) Sijbesma, C.
www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/1374

and this one is good too :

FINANCING SANITATION FOR CITIES AND TOWNS (2014) INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES LEARNING PAPER - www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2185

I agree that details of costs of technologies are most likely to be published in technical documents. However, some guidance of costing would be useful.

best regards,

Jonathan

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Re: Key documents for the sub-category on financing

Dear Jonathan,

Thanks a lot for your feedback.
The second publication that you mentioned was already in my list (item 4).
If I add the one from Sijbesma, which other one should I remove (to keep the list at five documents)? Perhaps the one from 2009 (item 5) which is perhaps not so up to date anymore (although I like how it's laid out, short and crisp)?

Do you have any suggestions for a publication to include that gives good guidance on costing of a sanitation system?

Regards,
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