Water

Case study

Using the Water Kiosk to Increase Access to Water for the Urban Poor in Kenya

This case study examines the effort by the government of Kenya to increase the ability of the urban poor to access clean water and sanitation facilities. Drawing on the experiences of Zambia and Burkina Faso, Kenya established the Water Services Trust Fund, a pro-poor basket-funding mechanism to support pilot programs using water kiosks, a low-cost technology for providing clean, safe water. Development partners were convinced to shift their investments from large-scale infrastructure projects to the Trust Fund. 

Case study

How to Shape an Enabling Environment for Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Nigeria

This case study examines urban water service delivery reform in Nigeria using qualitative research methods that include a review of relevant project documentation, a literature review on water reform and governance issues in Nigeria, and process tracing (collecting primary source qualitative data through semi-structured interviews). In 2004, the federal government of Nigeria joined with the World Bank to address the institutional weaknesses of urban water utilities under the National Urban Water Sector Reform Project (NUWSRP1). 

Case study

How to Scale Up Rural Sanitation Service Delivery in Indonesia

How did Indonesia provide 25 million rural people with access to improved sanitation in the last decade? Was its paradigm shift—from subsidizing the purchase of latrines to changing people’s behavior—responsible for its success?  This case study tracks how the government and development partners introduced community-led total sanitation and developed total sanitation and sanitation marketing. 

Practitioner

Ajith Kumar

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Almud Weitz

Ms. Almud Weitz joined the World Bank in 2007 and is currently Practice Manager for the Transport Global Transport and ICT Practice, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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Caroline van den Berg

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Craig Kullmann

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David Michaud

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Deviariandy Setiawan

Devi is a Community Development Specialist in the World Bank’s Jakarta, Indonesia office, working as Country Coordinator for the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).  He task leads the Scaling Up Rural Sanitation Hygiene (SURSH) business area, a project that supports the implementation of Community Based Total Sanitation (locally called Sanitatsi Total Berbasis Masyarakat or STBM), a national program for rural sanitation development.

Practitioner

Diego Rodriguez

Diego Rodriguez is currently a Senior Water Resources Management Specialist the Water Global Practice of The World Bank Group.