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PN 2016-17Continue but Redesign the Grant Program for Water Supply and Sanitation
Porciuncula, Alma D., Erfe, Doreen Carla E., Navarro, Adoracion M.

One approach used by the Philippine government to support the Millennium Development Goals for water supply and sanitation is to provide grant financing to waterless communities. This Policy Note presents the main findings of a study evaluating two grant financing programs--the President's Priority Program for Water Supply and the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat. The study involved process evaluation on the effectiveness and transparency of program execution, and qualitative impact evaluation to examine if the grant programs have achieved their objectives and if the capital investments are sustainable and could be the basis to further expand access to safe water supply and sanitation services. Both programs have issues on poor sustainability of investments. A defined management structure is suggested as a minimum requirement for grant provision. Grantees should also be required to participate in the Listahang Tubig, the water service providers' registry project, and to annually report their benchmarking indicators.

keywords:Philippines, impact evaluation, water supply and sanitation (WSS), Salintubig, grant financing, Priority Program for Water Supply, Listahang Tubig
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PN 2016-20Compensatory Payment Scheme for Rice Farmers after Tariffication
PN 2016-19What Do Statistics Say about Basic Education in the Philippines?
PN 2016-18Is the Community Mortgage Program Propoor?
PN 2016-17Continue but Redesign the Grant Program for Water Supply and Sanitation
PN 2016-16The Motor Vehicle User's Charge: Some Issues and Recommendations
PN 2016-15How to Improve Smallholders' Access to Formal Credit: Lessons from the Agrarian Production Credit Program
PN 2016-14Competition for the Market: A Policy Framework for Improving Bus Operation along EDSA
PN 2016-13National Greening Program: Lessons from Institutional Analysis
PN 2016-12Economic and Poverty Impacts of the National Greening Program
PN 2016-11Do Capital Investments in Health Increase Local Service Utilization?
PN 2016-10What Is the Impact of DepED's School-Based Feeding Program?
PN 2016-09Importance of Entrance Exam Scores for Selecting Grants-in-Aid Recipients
PN 2016-08Promoting Inclusive Growth through Higher Education
PN 2016-07Making Digital Dividends Inclusive
PN 2016-06How Effective Has the Generics Act Been?
PN 2016-05Optimizing PhilHealth's Case-based Payment Scheme to Achieve Greater Financial Protection
PN 2016-04Assessment of the COMPACK Program
PN 2016-03Nongovernment Reforestation in the Philippines: Ways Forward
PN 2016-02PhilHealth Coverage in the Informal Sector: Identifying Determinants of Enrollment
PN 2016-01PhilHealth's Employed Program: Strengthening a Mandatory Scheme
		
		
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