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Sustainable funding mechanism in a Regional Basin AuthoritySustainable funding mechanism in a Regional Basin Authority

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The NBA has launched an initiative to identify and mobilize self-sustainable financial resources to complement donors and member states funding and carry out new missions. The mechanism chosen is a small fee based on the user-pays principle enshrined in the Niger Basin Water Charter that entered into force in 2010: this entails obtaining from the producers of hydropower of the basin, financial contribution in exchange for hydrological services that only the NBA is able to provide basin-wide (flow forecasting, etc).

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Monitoring performance and regulation of small scale water services in Niger

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Local governements have contracted service provision to user associations or private operators. Designated by national authorities, a third party monitors service provision. To do so, he is remunerated by the operator proportionally to the volume of the water production. Read the rest of this entry →

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