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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