Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services in Tanzania: Access, Policy Trends, and Financing.

    THDR 2017: Background Paper No.11

    The water and sanitation sector in Tanzania has been evolving rapidly in past years given the priority it has received in the development agenda, at least since the inception of poverty reduction strategies where this sector was one of the priorities for poverty reduction. Given this policy focus, several reforms to strengthen the sector’s performance have been underway in order to achieve key sector targets, including increasing rural and urban water supply service coverage from 51% and 68% respectively in 2000 to 90% and 95% respectively in 2015. This paper presents the situation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Tanzania as measured by various access variables. It also describes the policy landscape governing the sector and financing trends over time. It draws from existing published and grey literature and discussions with key informants on impediments to ...

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