This report describes the outcome of the study on the ‘Willingness and Ability to Pay’ for water services in Freetown in 2013. The main objective of the study is to provide information on public acceptability and assess an appropriate and feasible level of service and tariffs for different types of consumer in Freetown. The results are based on household surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews as well as analysis of data from Guma Valley Water Company.… Read More

The Sierra Leone Government, having acknowledged that the country (particularly in rural areas) is off track in meeting the MDG targets on water and sanitation (Barrie, 2013 and WaterAid, 2013) has agreed on a number of WASH commitments to be achieved by 2014 (SWA, 2012). The WASHCost Project advocates that WASH service delivery must not only be limited to infrastructure provision and/ or successful project interventions, but WASH facilities must continue to be in shape to deliver “acceptable” services to users indefinitely. … Read More

These two documents – the Policy Brief and Final Report – produced by The Budget Working Group, highlights the key recommendations in an Assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the disbursement procedures of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) as well as Local Councils (LCs). This assessment was aimed at identifying obstacles and efficiency gaps that prevented timely disbursement of funds for the health sector from the national to the local level administration in Sierra Leone. … Read More

The Waste-to-Wealth Entrepreneurs Association is an organistion that coordinates the activies of registered small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are involved in waste reuse and recycling activies in Bo city and its surrounding areas. The Association’s members use discarded waste products to transform them into valuable goods.… Read More

Klin Bo is an umbrella organisation that coordinates the activities of all Klin Bo youth groups who are presently engaged in a Public Private Partnership in waste collection and disposal with Bo City Council. The organisation aims to create sustainable jobs for unemployed youth as well as to solve the problem of waste collection and dispoal in Bo City. This document is the organisation’s Constitution.… Read More