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2009.10.21Adjei-Fah Michele, WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer Ghana Water Forum 20 th -22 nd October 2009 Accelerating Water Security.

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1 Adjei-Fah Michele, WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer Ghana Water Forum 20 th -22 nd October 2009 Accelerating Water Security for Ghanas Socio-Economic Development Adjei-Fah Michele WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer

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5 Adjei-Fah Michele, WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer What is WASHCost? An approach that… …researches the life-cycle costs of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural and peri-urban areas. The rationale is that WASH governance will improve at all levels, as decision makers and stakeholders analyze the costs of sustainable, equitable and efficient services and put their knowledge to use.

6 Adjei-Fah Michele, WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer Four countries, five years, many partners India (Andhra Pradesh) Centre for Economic and Social Studies / LRMNI Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Burkina Faso Centre Régional pour l'Eau Potable et l'Assainissement à faible coût (CREPA) Mozambique National Water Directorate / Rural Water / CoWater

7 Adjei-Fah Michele, WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer At any moment, at least about 30% of rural systems not working Reasons: -Absence of lifecycle planning -Resource protection -Non-inclusion of capital maintenance costs -Low operation and maintenance allocations -Poor governance Facts

8 Adjei-Fah Michele, WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer Outputs expected at the end of 2009 Major output is : Testing methodology / Data collection in 3 (three) regions that is Greater Accra, Ashanti Region and Northern Region Update LA of what is happening through LA and Task force meetings Talk to key sector persons of WASHCost findings

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10 Adjei-Fah Michele, WASHCost Ghana – Documentation and Communication Officer Thank you


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