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Increasing local government responsibility for communal scale sanitation Part 1: Review of national program guidelines and two city case studies

This document outlines the research approach and background that informed the Guideline on ABPD budgeting for community-based sanitation infrastructure whose assets are not owned by the government” (Guideline). The Guideline was created because local governments (Pemda)– in spite of their commitment to support the operation and maintenance of communal scale sanitation are reluctant and apprehensive about funding these wastewater services. The uncertainty– as to whether a particular budget line items can be used– is due to the view that Pemda could not fund the operation and maintenance of assets that it does not own. While this view is correct, the research shows that Pemda can still contribute to the operation and maintenance of infrastructure services that it does not own through the use of various budget line items.