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.

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International Journal of Water
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rachmadyanto, H., van Dijk, M. P., & Oduro-Kwarteng, S. (2016). Mapping pro-poor water supply services: What are the technical and institutional options for the utility and rivate provision in Accra?. International Journal of Water, 10(2-3), 246–266. doi:10.1504/IJW.2016.075571