The Dutch WASH Alliance (DWA) works towards a society in which everybody has access to sustainable water and sanitation. DWA acknowledges that sustainable WASH has at least five dimensions: financial, institutional, environmental, technical and a social (FIETS) dimension, which are adopted in DWA programmes as part of its FIETS sustainability principles.
The DWA asserts that employing a “budget tracking” approach is a possible way forward towards accomplishing the objectives of two leading FIETS principles: financial sustainability and institutional sustainability. In this note, budget tracking approaches and methods, and its applicability within the WASH sector are discussed to offer insight into how and whether it can be applied within the DWA programme.
This Briefing note was written by Ružica Jaćimović (FlowNet) and Catarina Fonseca (IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre). It was presented by Peter Bury and Russell Kerkhoven (IRC), and discussed with DWA members during the Workshop: Finance for WASH – Learning from Practice, held in Leiden, The Netherlands, February 2012.
Download the briefing note here: DWA-LL_budget_tracking_note.pdf (190.1 kB)