PAYNESVILLE CITY, LIBERIA-A research has been launched for two water supply projects in Kakata, Margibi County and Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.
The research is headed by a WASH local advocacy group, United Youth for Peace, Education, Transparency and Development and the Foundation for Empowerment of Rural Dwellers (FERD), with technical support from Liberian Research Specialist, Martus Reeves.
The study intends to gather users’ perception to support the success of the Liberia Municipal Water Project in Kakata and Robertsport cities, by exploring the effectiveness of existing accountability mechanisms in supporting delivery of the project.
USAID and the African Development Bank provided about seventy-million United States Dollars, for the Liberia Municipal Water Project to be implemented by the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation.
Speaking at the training of data collectors in Paynesville over the weekend, the Research Project Lead, Timothy Kpeh, said:” The study will be used to advocate for more funding for the WASH sector and share Liberia’s result with other countries implementing the project.”
The research followed a successful completion of the Accountability for Water Professional Research Fellowship program, sponsored by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research and Water Witness International.
The study is being conducted under the theme: “Understanding the Accountability Mechanisms within the Water Supply System of the Liberia Water and Sewer Cooperation,” with focus on the Liberia Municipal Water Project.
The Accountability for Water program is a collaborative initiative supported by partners, including the World Bank and WaterAid, and funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will produce and share research, knowledge and evidence to strengthen accountability for water supply, sanitation and hygiene services, water resource management and good water sector governance.
The aim is to accelerate and ensure equitable delivery of the SDG goal 6 ‘sustainable water and sanitation for all for 2030.