KEPSA members and other water and sanitation private sector players, on 28th May 2021, participated in a virtual engagement with the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation. The ministry in liaison with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN), a global initiative financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is undertaking an analysis of expenditure for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) called WASH Trackfin.
The expected benefits of the study include strengthening national systems for the collection and analysis of financial information for WASH Sector policymaking and programming; and a better understanding of how financial resources for WASH are allocated at both national and county levels.
The UN Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLASS) report of 2017 points out that globally, 660 million people lack access to improved drinking water sources, in addition, over 2.4 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation. In Kenya, the figure stands at 18million people lack access to improved drinking water sources while 22 million people do not have access to improved sanitation.