WASHCost India is implemented in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Over the last 25 years, Andhra Pradesh moved towards the forefront of developing and piloting innovative approaches to WASH service delivery and watershed development. WASHCost India aims to build on this accumulated knowledge and expertise. Working in close cooperation with the Department of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, the lead partner for WASHCost India is the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS). The other two partners are the Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN) and the Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute (LNRMI).
WASHCost India aims to support governmental departments, private sector organisations, and NGOs effectively and efficiently delivery WASH services by:
- Developing appropriate methodologies for estimating life-cycle costs for sustainable service delivery;
- Identifying the life-cycle costs and factors that affect them;
- Designing a range of decision support tools.
Read updates from WASHCost India and WASH-related new from in India.
Documents with findings from the WASHCost project in Andhra Pradesh.
Find more documents on India's WASH sector using IRC’s WASH Library.
Here, you can track the progress the WASHCost India research project through photographs and cartoons.
The WASHCost India team interviews policy makers, village leaders, project managers, citizens, opinion makers and donors and captures their current thinking on various issues related to the WASH sector.