TITLE: Tracking rural WASH funding in India: From national programmes to district budgets
AUTHOR: van der Kerk A
ABSTRACT: India's commitment to improving access to water and sanitation (WASH) is notable, but the national government's ambitious aims may face challenges at the sub-national level. A mapping exercise examining WASH financing demonstrates that central government spending on rural water has dropped while spending on household sanitation has incresed, and there is a lack of clarity at the district level about who will fund operations and maintenance for WASH services. This Brief (base on an IRC Working Paper) examines the potential bottlenecks in financial flows from national to district level in the state of Odisha.