WASHCost Ghana

Sustaining water facilities in Ghana’s rural areas is challenging. Villages are in charge of repairs, but often don’t have the money for it.

Check out this short video to learn how the WASHCost project, has trained district level staff on the use of the life-cycle cost approach and how this has enabled them to fix the budgets for operation and maintenance.

The WASHCost project in Ghana started in 2008, with the objective to look into the costs of providing a service. When we talk of ‘a service’ we mean a quantity of water per person per day at a certain quality within a certain distance or the time it takes to have access to water, and at a certain reliability.

Tune into our upcoming videos on how WASHCost has dealt with the issue of sustaining rural and peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene services in Ghana, India, Mozambique and Burkina-Faso.

Interested for more? Check out the WASHCost animation, explaining the different cost components