TITLE: South Africa's Equitable Share Formula: a useful model for WASH financing?
AUTHOR(S): Llano-Arias, V. & Norman, G.
ABSTRACT: South Africa's Equitable Share Formula is a mechanism for transfer of funds from central to local government, to support basic services including water and sanitation. This Finance Brief outlines how the system works, and reports on its use for water and sanitation. There are a number of problems with implementation of the Equitable Share in South Africa; however, we consider that the mechanism per se is good, and can be a useful model for other countries.