Evaluating the effectiveness of public finance for household sanitation in Thailand

Aug. 28, 2013: This report, commissioned by WaterAid, is part of a series of three case studies on the effectiveness of public financing for sanitation.

The report takes a retrospective look at the period between 1960 and 1999 during which rural Thailand went from 0% to almost 100% rural sanitation coverage.

The report identifies Thailand as a model of effective use of public funds to promote and support improvements in sanitation on a large scale.

Total coverage was achieved in Thailand by the late 1990s after 40 years of sustained public intervention. Success was the result of a comprehensive programme that provided sustained, long-term funding with careful sequencing of demand and supply side interventions and effective targeting of public subsidies to leverage private funding.

Key to this success was the focus on sanitation at the highest level of government. Read Report 

01-01-1970 | Posted by Admin