This WASHCost e-book will be available for free download on IRCWASH from September 2014. Priceless! describes the journey we took with partners worldwide in our first multimillion dollar and multicountry initiative, WASHCost. “Many developing countries show enormous effort and commitment to ensure that their citizens gain access to the basic necessities of life - and nothing is more fundamental than clean water and hygienic sanitation. But their efforts are constrained by lack of basic information and the absence of systems to monitor the quality of services. ...
This book describes how the IRC-led project worked in four countries, with government and local organizations, to uncover the real costs of sustainable and acceptable services, and how [together, the team] attempted to ensure that countries would never again have to work in ignorance of some of the basic facts of economic life.The official launch was in Stockholm, Sweden during the 2014 Stockholm World Water Week.
Free copies will also be handed out in the following
Hanoi, Vietnam – 15 till 19 September during the 37th WEDC International Conference: Sustainable Water and Sanitation Service for All in a Fast Changing World.
Dakar, Senegal – 8 till 10 October during AfricaSan 4.