According to the Joint Monitoring Programme, water supply coverage in rural areas increased from 37% up to 64% between 1990 and 2004, while the coverage in urban areas remained at a fairly high level of around 88%. Little progress has been made in the field of sanitation: coverage is as low as 27% and 11% in urban and rural respectively.
WASHCost in Ghana is implemented in partnership with the Department of Civil Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
WASHCost is researching the life-cycle costs of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural and peri-urban areas in Ghana. The rationale is that WASH governance will improve at all levels, as decision makers and stakeholders ana-lyse the costs of sustainable, equitable and efficient services and put their knowledge to use. WASHCost is working in partnership with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency of Ghana, WaterAid, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
News items from Ghana on the WASH sector.
Documents with findings from WASHCost Ghana research.
Find more documents on the Ghanaian WASH sector using IRC’s WASH Library.
Here you can find presentations made by the WASHCost Ghana team during key events.