About    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. 

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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