Title: Mapping pro-poor water supply services: what are the technical and institutional options for the utility and private provision in Accra?

Authors: Herry Rachmadyanto; Meine Pieter Van Dijk; Sampson Oduro-Kwarteng

Addresses: Jasa Tirta II Public Corporation, Jatiluhur, Purwakarta, West Java, 41152, Indonesia ' International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands ' Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Private Mail Bag, University Post Office, KNUST – Kumasi, Ghana

Abstract: This paper shows who the poor are in the slums of Accra and what kind of institutional arrangements they have to obtain drinking water and to solve their sanitary problems. The two most promising options were collaboration with the utility, which would provide standpipes or engage with private suppliers. We will analyse these options in more detail to show that they are serving the poor and can be benchmarked. That could lead to a situation where the achievements would be measured regularly and would imply that an increasing number of poor would be served, while the quality and price of the drinking water would be assured at a certain level. Similar arrangements are possible for the sanitation sector, where the Accra Metropolitan Authority is the responsible organisation.

Keywords: poverty mapping; drinking water options; institutional options; informal suppliers; Accra; Ghana; pro-poor service delivery; water supply; water utilities; private provision; slums; slum dwellers; urban poor; poverty; sanitation services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2016.075571

International Journal of Water, 2016 Vol.10 No.2/3, pp.246 - 266

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 09 Feb 2016 *

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