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    Estudio regional de microfinanzas: “Situación de financiamiento a soluciones de agua y saneamiento en Centroamérica y República Dominicana: Generando Sinergias”

    March 21, 2022

    Estudio regional realizado por la Red Centroamericana de Microfinanzas (REDCAMIF) y Water For People para determinar el nivel de financiamiento desde las microfinancieras a soluciones de agua y saneamiento y los principales obstáculos y oportunidades.  

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    Microfinance Sector study: “Situation of water and sanitation solution financing in Central America and the Dominican Republic: Generating synergies”

    March 21, 2022

    Regional study conducted by the Central American Microfinance Network (REDCAMIF) and Water For People to determine the level of financing from microfinance institutions for water and sanitation solutions and the main gaps and opportunities.  

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    The Costs of Sustainable Water Supply at Network Kiosks in Peri-Urban Blantyre, Malawi

    April 22, 2021

    Research paper that looks at the water supply kiosks in Blantyre and the debate regarding the tariffs charged for their use. The paper argues that the running costs cannot be born solely by the end user or the Water User Associations (WUA), and that there is a need for reforms to reduce kiosk tariffs as…

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    District Consolidated Finance Tool

    March 2, 2021

    Water For People and Aguaconsult developed a consolidated tool that guides financial gap analysis for WASH services. The tool helps identify all related costs, expenditures, and the remaining gap to reach WASH targets per year. This template was initially designed for water services in Rwanda but can be adapted and used for sanitation services and…

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    Financing Sanitation: Promoting Sanitation as a Business for Improved and Affordable Services

    February 8, 2021

    An article from the Water For People Rwanda team on supporting the creation of the Association of Sludge Emptiers in Rwanda to help professionalize and strengthen the sector, making it easier to reduce the regulatory barriers, and linking households and sanitation entrepreneurs to financial institutions to finance small scale sanitation initiatives and access credit for…

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    Herramienta AQuéCosto: Muestra de Honduras

    December 22, 2020

    Una muestra de Honduras de la herramienta AQuéCosto de Water For People. AQuéCosto permite a los prestadores de servicio evaluar sus ingresos y gastos, incluidos los costos de operación y mantenimiento (O&M) requeridos y los eventuales costos de reemplazo basados ​​en la vida útil y considerando las tasas de inflación y de crecimiento. Esta herramienta…

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    AtWhatCost Tool: Uganda Samples

    December 22, 2020

    Two samples from Uganda of Water For People’s AtWhatCost tool (for water points and piped schemes). AtWhatCost allows service providers to evaluate their income and expenses, including the required operation and maintenance (O&M) costs and eventual replacement costs based on useful life and considering inflation and growth rates. This tool helps service providers set an…

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    In Search of Balance: Affordable and Sustainable Tariffs

    July 30, 2020

    A blog post analyzing whether the tariffs in El Candungo Community, San Antonio de Cortes, achieve a good balance between sustinability and affordability.

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    Financiamiento público municipal para apoyo directo a la prestación de servicios de agua y saneamiento rural en Honduras

    July 15, 2020

    Un documento que compara el presupuesto ideal para los costos de apoyo directo con los presupuestos reales de 14 distritos en Honduras que demuestra datos reales de 14 municipios en Honduras. Se requiere financiamiento para apoyo directo para proporcionar asistencia técnica continua que garantice la provisión de servicios de agua y saneamiento.

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    ¿Cuánto Cuesta la Sostenibilidad de los Sistemas de Agua Potable en los Municipios de Honduras?

    July 15, 2020

    Una presentación dada en el Simposio CU WASH sobre herramientas de costos del ciclo de vida y la experiencia en la implementación de herramientas de costos en los municipios de Honduras.

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