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For Water the Poor Pay More, The Rich Pay less in Kenya

Absence of a formula based approach to budget allocation at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation has led to large inequities for water access in Kenya, with the poor paying more compared to the rich, and millions going without adequate access everyday. This finding is contained in a new analytical brief released by Twaweza titled "It's Our Water Too! Bringing Greater Equity in Access to Water in Kenya." Uwazi analysts have aggregated facts from a range of credible sources that demonstrate that persistent inequalities in access to water services in Kenya can be quickly reduced if an approach that links investments and resource allocation to needs rather than political weight is adopted and implemented. Fortunately, key data for such a formula are now available from the 2009 population census and the national poverty maps. For more details please read more.

Read more: Kenya water Twaweza Uwazi

Authors: Hans Hoogeveen James Nduko

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Organizations: Uwazi

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