Ghana: Supporting the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority

IMC is undertaking in-depth research to support the decision-making processes and consultation in Ghana, under the guidance of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, to support the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority.

IMC, in partnership with Maple Consult, is supporting the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources confer with stakeholders in Ghana, to aid the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority (NSA).

To assist with the initiation of the NSA, IMC will conduct a systematic review and comparative assessment of international experience in the formulation and development of alternative institutional models.

This will provide information and analysis from other countries, which can inform strategic resolution in Ghana.

IMC will consider the effectiveness of these models and consider their viability and appropriateness within the context. This review is not to advise government stakeholders on possible models for Ghana, but rather to provide information and analysis from other countries, which can then input into Ghanaian decision-making. Initially, IMC will review 15 countries, which will then be shortlisted to five for a more detailed assessment. 

The DFID-funded programme will incorporate consultations with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, to understand expectations from the proposed establishment of the NSA and a wider stakeholder consultation to assess the sector ambitions.

Subsequently, a workshop involving relevant stakeholders will be conducted to ensure a participatory and inclusive approach for a moderated discussion on the nature of the NSA.

The 11-month study will develop an approach for monitoring and evaluation of the process, in terms of transparency, comprehensiveness, inclusiveness and representativeness to assess the influence of the procedure on the resultant model.

The results from the monitoring and evaluation will generate a publication for an international, peer-reviewed journal, analysing in detail the social and organisational process of policy development. The journal will encompass drawing lessons for future similar procedures, setting out to achieve policy change.

Region
Project Name

International comparative study of models for National Sanitation Authority (NSA)

project status

October 2017 - Septemeber 2018

Client

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

Focus areas
key teammates
contact person

Jonathan Parkinson

Principal Consultant and Urban and Resilient Development Team Leader

Jonathan.Parkinson@imcworldwide.com
last updated

August 23, 2018