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Capacity Building for Water Supply and Sanitation Development at Local Level

Throughout Africa, both the engagement of local people in their own development and ensuring sustainability are two enduring problems. To ensure the proper functioning of government, particularly at local level, and the efficient delivery of services, the abilities and skills of local people need to be built. It is important to develop, in conjunction with all role players, a rational and well considered framework for these activities.
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This publication outlines a framework for effective capacity building at local, government and community levels in order to ensure sustainable water supply and sanitation services. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in South Africa is engaged in a nationwide program of local government support for the development of basic water supply and sanitation services.





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