State Water Agencies in Nigeria: A Performance Assessment Macheve, Berta Danilenko, Alexander Abdullah, Roohi Bove, Abel Moffitt, L. Joe 2015-09-09T14:54:43Z 2015-09-09T14:54:43Z 2015-09-08
dc.description.abstract Investments on the order of $US6 billion are estimated to be needed in the water sector in Nigeria in the next 10 years if the country is to achieve universal water supply coverage. This is the main finding of State Water Agencies in Nigeria: A Performance Assessment. The report focuses on water provision services from the state water authorities (SWAs), or water boards, as they are the major and only regulated agencies that provide water to the urban population. Sanitation provision is not addressed because the majority of SWAs do not provide this service to their customers. This report highlights the issues related to the performance of SWAs, tariff levels and structures, financing mechanisms, and concerns with governance within the SWAs and state governments. For example, as a result of accelerated urbanization and migration of the population to the large cities, the average coverage by SWAs is about 40 percent, and the average domestic water consumption was 26 liters per capita per day in 2013, well below the recommended average. The remaining majority of the population relies on alternative service providers. To the extent possible, the report also shows how institutional weaknesses affect customer costs, subsidies to the sector, and the financing required to scale up investment. It showcases how the related operational and maintenance expenditures of the SWAs can actually be covered from the various financing sources. Coping costs of the population getting water from alternative water providers is assessed at US$700 million a year, and this number is growing. In addition, utilities get about US$100 million in operational subsidies that cover labor, electricity, and other operational costs. State Water Agencies in Nigeria: A Performance Assessment provides the government of Nigeria with a structured and coherent quantitative snapshot of the state of its urban water sector. Ultimately, this report is a first step toward performance benchmarking in Nigeria’s water and sanitation sector. The findings summarized in this publication should eventually serve as a tool for utilities and their authorities and stakeholders, as well as for bilateral and multilateral donors, in their efforts to monitor the performance and progress of each water provider and the sector as a whole. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4648-0657-5
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Directions in Development--Infrastructure;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject autonomy
dc.subject benchmarking
dc.subject coverage
dc.subject financing
dc.subject infrastructure
dc.subject investment
dc.subject performance
dc.subject poverty
dc.subject utilities
dc.subject water
dc.subject reforms
dc.title State Water Agencies in Nigeria en
dc.title.subtitle A Performance Assessment en
dc.type Book en
dc.type Livre fr
dc.type Libro es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2015-09-09
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.globalpractice Water
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-1-4648-0657-5 99457
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa Nigeria
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Access of Poor to Social Services
okr.topic Water Resources :: Water Policy & Governance
okr.topic Water Resources :: Water Use
okr.topic Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Pricing and Subsidies
okr.topic Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions
okr.topic Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Policy, Legislation and Regulation
okr.topic Governance :: National Governance
okr.unit GWADR
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