Supporting sustainable services using a District Wide Approach

A District Wide Approach focuses on the district as the geographical point of entry for WaterAid support with the desired outcome of the district having the systems, plans, finances, human resources, skills, knowledge, coordination and accountability mechanisms to achieve sustainable universal access. Evidence gathered at the district level is used for advocacy at the national level to push for the model to be scaled and address systemic blockages such as poor fiscal decentralisation to districts.

This document sets out some of the main service authority and service provider functions required for delivery of rural water supply services that don’t simply fail at the end of their design life but continue to be renewed and upgraded in a planned manner. It describes how WaterAid and its partners can engage to support these different functions.