Study on the role of decentralized cooperation in the implementation of the human right to water and sanitation in Benin

The study aims at:

1) identifying the key areas for the development of a strategy for decentralized cooperation in the water and sanitation sector in Benin;

2) facilitating the engagement of new stakeholders for decentralized cooperation;

3) establishing the state of the art regarding the implementation of the human right to water and sanitation in Benin.

To this end, the study analyses the legal and institutional framework in order to determine how it can enable the implementation of a decentralized cooperation strategy. The study provides an overview of the sector's current reform to incorporate an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach, presents the decentralization framework and the main results after a decade of implementation. After a brief presentation of the coordination and international cooperation issues, the study discusses the implementation status of the human right to water and sanitation in Benin. The report concludes with key findings of the strengths and weaknesses of the sector, and establishes the guiding lines for a national strategy for decentralized cooperation in the water and sanitation sectors in Benin.

The study is available in French.

 

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