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Developing WASH-accounts: an overview of the UN-Water GLAAS TrackFin initiative

The overall vision for the UN-Water GLAAS TrackFin initiative is set out. It aims to define and test a globally accepted methodology to track financing to WASH at national level, so as to improve our understanding of current total expenditure in the WASH sector. This initiative proposes to support countries to develop national WASH-Accounts, similar to the National Health Accounts that are developed in the health sector. It gives a brief presentation of the methodology to build the WASH Accounts and the benefits expected for countries from implementing WASH-Accounts and having better financial data on the WASH sector. This methodology will be tested in up to five countries and results of this “testing exercise” will feed into the GLAAS 2014 report. In the longer term, it is hoped that the methodology can be rolled out in many other countries so as to contribute to strengthening national systems for the collection and analysis of financial information for WASH sector policy-making and programming. [authors abstract]

TitleDeveloping WASH-accounts: an overview of the UN-Water GLAAS TrackFin initiative
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTremolet, S., Prat, M.-A.
Pagination12 p.; 1 fig.; 1 box
Date Published2013-04-09
PublisherWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsfinancial management, financing, monitoring
Abstract

The overall vision for the UN-Water GLAAS TrackFin initiative is set out. It aims to define and test a globally accepted methodology to track financing to WASH at national level, so as to improve our understanding of current total expenditure in the WASH sector. This initiative proposes to support countries to develop national WASH-Accounts, similar to the National Health Accounts that are developed in the health sector. It gives a brief presentation of the methodology to build the WASH Accounts and the benefits expected for countries from implementing WASH-Accounts and having better financial data on the WASH sector. This methodology will be tested in up to five countries and results of this “testing exercise” will feed into the GLAAS 2014 report. In the longer term, it is hoped that the methodology can be rolled out in many other countries so as to contribute to strengthening national systems for the collection and analysis of financial information for WASH sector policy-making and programming. [authors abstract]

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With list of references on p. 12

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