Fixing the sector, not just the pump; a systemic intervention in Malawi’s WASH sector

In 2013, Aguaconsult with inputs fromÊEngineers Without Borders (Canada) Malawi team, produced a case study as part of the Case Studies For Change series on interventions into Malawi’s WASH sector.This case study describes how EWB promotes sustainable rural WASH services in Malawi.

Triple-S: Fixing the sector, not just the pump; a systemic intervention in Malawi’s WASH sector

WASH sector Devolution and Decentralisation in Malawi

Current water sector reforms in Malawi are taking place against the backdrop of a broader pan-governmental effort to decentralise service provision authority to local government. The newly established Local Development Fund is a mechanism with the potential to increase fiscal decentralisation and build capacity at the local level to address delivery of rural water services, alongside many other technical sectors.

Triple-S: Working paper 2 – Closing the gap: WASH sector Devolution and Decentralisation in Malawi