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Research recommends introducing consumption subsidies.

Virtual DLLAP to discuss the findings of a targeted subsidy project

AQUAYA INSTITUTE PRESENTS FINDINGS ON THE TARGETED SUBSIDY PROJECT AT A VIRTUAL ASUTIFI NORTH DISTRICT LEVEL LEARNING ALLIANCE PLATFORM (DLLAP) WEBINAR

On September 16, 2021, IRC Ghana in collaboration with Asutifi North District, convened a virtual DLLAP to discuss the findings of a targeted subsidy project and share lessons learned with stakeholders and partners of the ANAM Initiative. 

The objectives of the study were :

  • Identify the best method to identify poor and vulnerable households for water subsidies 
  • How targeted subsidies could be implemented to ensure they effectively reach the poorest households.

Chloé Poulin, JohnTrimmer, and Bashiru Yachori, from 

Aquaya Institute, made a presentation of the study findings. 

Five targeting methods were assessed during the study and included an 

  • AI-based Proxy Means Test (PMT), 
  • Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Wealth Index,
  • Poverty Probability Index (PPI), 
  • Community Consultation
  • Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) enrollment. 

The targeting methods were assessed based on their targeting performance, acceptability, cost, and ease of implementation.

Over 12 participants from Safe Water Network, IRC Ghana, World Vision Ghana, Aquaya Institute, Asutifi North District Assembly, and selected CSO operating in Asutifi North District attended the meeting.

In concluding their presentation, the Aquaya Institute team recommended firstly introducing consumption subsidies (to subsidize daily household water consumption atcommunity water points or private household connections) before considering connection subsidies (to subsidize the installation of piped household connections)in the mid- to long-term. 

In concluding their presentation, the Aquaya Institute team recommended firstly introducing consumption subsidies (to subsidize daily household water consumption at community water points or private household connections) before considering connection subsidies (to subsidize the installation of piped household connections)in the mid- to long-term. 

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