About   This briefing note presents the WASHCost Sierra Leone findings on existing levels of expenditure on constructing and maintaining a variety of different sanitation systems. This historical data is used as a basis to derive preliminary life-cycle cost “benchmarks” that represent the necessary expenditure thresholds required to adequately sustain services.

This Briefing Note is part of a series of notes that present findings and lessons learned from a WASH Cost study, undertaken by KNUST/IRC in Sierra Leone between 2013-2014. There are five briefing notes that, in order, focus on institutional and sector mapping; costs of providing rural and small towns water services; costs of providing rural sanitation services; costs and effectiveness of hygiene interventions; and water, sanitation and hygiene services in Sierra Leone. Methodologies used in this study included primarily the WASHCost Water, Sanitation and Hygiene service level ladders and the Life Cycle Costs Approach (LCCA).

Author    KNUST/IRC

Year         2015


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