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Table 1.

Characteristics and indicators used to assess role distribution and decentralisation types.

CharacteristicIndicators
Political 
  • ❖ Involvement of different water users in various stages of service delivery

  • ❖ Involvement of civil organisations during service delivery

 
Administrative 
  • ❖ Responsibility to recruit, hire, lay off and remunerate workers

  • ❖ Clearly spelt out responsibilities

  • ❖ Involvement of locals in planning, organisation and maintenance responsibilities

  • ❖ Clear layout of regulatory framework and involved activities

 
Partnering capacity 
  • ❖ Involved parties in managing partnerships

  • ❖ Responsibilities assigned to various partners

  • ❖ Ability to manage partnerships in the long-term

  • ❖ Existence of co-financing engagements

 
Financial 
  • ❖ Local water sector revenues and allocations from central government transfers

  • ❖ Local water sector expenses from the central government under the sub-county control

  • ❖ Localised investments sourced from local earnings

  • ❖ Portion of income in the water sector raised and retained at the sub-county level

 
CharacteristicIndicators
Political 
  • ❖ Involvement of different water users in various stages of service delivery

  • ❖ Involvement of civil organisations during service delivery

 
Administrative 
  • ❖ Responsibility to recruit, hire, lay off and remunerate workers

  • ❖ Clearly spelt out responsibilities

  • ❖ Involvement of locals in planning, organisation and maintenance responsibilities

  • ❖ Clear layout of regulatory framework and involved activities

 
Partnering capacity 
  • ❖ Involved parties in managing partnerships

  • ❖ Responsibilities assigned to various partners

  • ❖ Ability to manage partnerships in the long-term

  • ❖ Existence of co-financing engagements

 
Financial 
  • ❖ Local water sector revenues and allocations from central government transfers

  • ❖ Local water sector expenses from the central government under the sub-county control

  • ❖ Localised investments sourced from local earnings

  • ❖ Portion of income in the water sector raised and retained at the sub-county level

 
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