Citywide Inclusive Sanitation: Who is responsible?

Themes: Regulation

Responsibility defines what entity has a mandate to deliver a service.

This publication forms part of a series looking at Citywide Inclusive Sanitation in terms of three closely related requirements for achieving safe, inclusive and sustainable urban sanitation: clear responsibility, strong accountability, and fit-for-purpose resource planning and management.

This paper is one of three complementary publications that explain these functions (responsibility, accountability, resource planning and management) in more detail, on the basis of specific case studies.

Click for a short version of this paper which looks at the function of responsibility: the extent to which sanitation authorities are clearly mandated.