Finance Brief 7: Evidence into policy: How research has influenced Kenyan Government budgets for school WASH

TITLE: Evidence into Policy: How Research has Influenced Kenyan Government Budgets for School Wash

AUTHOR(S): Cheney-Coker, Malaika

YEAR: 2015

ABSTRACT: This Finance Brief analyses how the SWASH+ research-and-advocacy project has aimed to provide evidence to the Kenyan government around WASH for schools. With a strong research-into-policy focus, and with deep government commitment from the start, this project has mobilised substantial increases in central government finance for WASH in schools. The project was funded mainly by theBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and implementation was led by Emory University as lead research partner, CARE as supporting NGO, and GoK as active partner.