Understanding the political economy dynamics of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) sector in Rwanda

Aime Tsinda* (Corresponding Author), Pamela Abbott* (Corresponding Author), Jonathon Chenoweth, Sylvie Mucyo

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    Abstract

    Water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services are examined from the Political Economy Analysis (PEA) perspective in Rwanda. Through a participatory qualitative approach, the findings show that water and sanitation services have been relatively low on the political agenda in Rwanda. There is a shortage of qualified employees at both local and national levels who should be responsible for the WaSH sector. Other major PE A issues include limited accurate, reliable and timely WaSH data to inform decision-making, sustainability of WaSH services and ineffective decentralisation. A range of strategic entry points are suggested in the paper to address these PEA issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)265-278
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    Early online date8 Feb 2021
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Keywords

    • water
    • sanitation
    • hygiene
    • political economy analysis
    • Rwanda

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