Here you can find Finance Briefs produced by the Public Finance for WASH initiative, and useful open-access publications produced by other organisations:
Comparative assessment of sanitation and hygiene policies and institutional frameworks in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
SEI WORKING PAPER | A report examining the sanitation and hygiene policies of three sub-Saharan African countries.
Assessing the costs of on-site sanitation facilities
EAWAG STUDY REPORT | An examination of why on-site sanitation facilities are more expensive in sub-Saharan Africa than they are in Asia: African sanitation facilities are on average three times more expensive than their Asian counterparts.
What drives reform? Making sanitation a political priority in secondary cities
ODI REPORT | Examines what secondary cities in Tanzania (and elsewhere) will require for universal sanitation to be achieved across the city.
Urbanisation and development: emerging futures
UN-HABITAT WORLD CITIES REPORT 2016 | This Report demonstrates that the current urbanisation model is unsustainable: it is too risky, expensive, environmentally unfriendly and unequal.
Increasing municipal finance for sanitation: supporting pro-poor champions in Nakuru
WSUP PRACTICE NOTE | This note examines WSUP's advocacy strategy in Maputo (Mozambique), designed to improve knowledge gaps around urban sanitation through media engagement.
Development finance and inequality: good practice in Ecuador, Rwanda and Thailand
OXFAM CASE STUDY | Using case studies from Ecuador, Rwanda and Thailand, this report explores how reforming development finance can help reduce inequality.
Aiding domestic resource mobilisation
DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES REPORT | This report estimates some of the key dimensions of aid for domestic resource mobilisation and makes recommendations about how to structure those systems.
Triggering Increased City-Level Public Finance for Pro-Poor Sanitation Improvements
UI REPORT | This paper provides a general framework for understanding the political economy and fiscal determinants of sanitation service provision by urban local governments
How can we influence municipal governments to allocate more money to sanitation?
WSUP PRACTICE NOTE | Improving urban sanitation requires big investment by municipal as well as national government: but in most African cities, sanitation receives less than 1% of the total municipal budget.
Financing the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Domestic Revenue Mobilization in Africa
NSI REPORT | A discussion on recent domestic resource mobilisation performance in Africa with an attempt to estimate a ‘tax effort index’ for Sub-Saharan countries.