SPLASH Sanitation Research Programme



Contract partner: Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) Country: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 400.000,00 Project start: 01.04.2011 End: 31.12.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal



In Sub-Saharan Africa, the rates of urbanization have generally exceeded the capacities of national and local governments to plan and manage sanitation systems in an efficient, equitable and sustainable way. Improving sanitation services to the urban poor is an urgent priority that will have major positive impacts on human health and dignity, economic productivity and the environment. Research is required to support these efforts.


Therefore, SPLASH, the ERA-NET of the European Water Initiative, launched a joint research call which is funded by Austria, United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Switzerland (lead donor).


The chosen projects in the call focus on investigation of the sanitation service systems in low-income urban areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. They consider both working and dysfunctional systems by investigating and evaluating key factors for success or failure of a system. The results of the projects should contribute to: understand sustainable sanitation service chains in urban areas from a financial, social, institutional and technical point of view; determine good practice, innovative models, key success factors and barriers for the implementation of sanitation service chains for the urban poor; formulate evidence-based policy recommendations and institutional arrangements that further large-scale implementation of sustainable sanitation service chains in poor urban areas.

project number 2026-00/2010
source of funding OEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
tied
modality
marker
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.