Capacity building — beyond the 'project' approach
An empty concept tacked on to a project which is really about physical service delivery? Or a worthy focus of sector attention? What exactly is capacity building in the water sector, and where do water users fit in?
Banking on the poor — micro-financing South Africa's water supply and sanitation
The villagers of Seokodibeng used to walk several kilometres to fetch drinking-water. Now, the nearly completed reticulated-supply system has brought it within 200 metres of their front doors — and without any donor support.