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Field Implementation | Ghana | Sector Review
August 2017

Ghana Sector Review (2017)

By: Safe Water Network


This report examines the state of Ghana’s water sector and the necessary financial steps to achieve universal safe drinking water access. Safe Water Enterprises (SWEs) have been a successful tool for increasing access to safe water but there is still work to be done to ensure that they reach their full capacity. Key barriers to scaling SWEs in Ghana included opening the market to the private sector, building consumer demand, and discovering new financing opportunities. Safe Water Network’s research analysis describes the benefits of SWEs and how implementation will address water access and insufficient funding.  

What are Small Water Enterprises? 

Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) are community water systems that run like small businesses. They offer consumers consistent and affordable water. In some regions SWEs provide on-premise water through distribution networks with water points and household connections. 

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This report examines the state of Ghana’s water sector and the necessary financial steps to achieve universal safe drinking water access. Safe Water Enterprises (SWEs) have been a successful tool for increasing access to safe water but there is still work to be done to ensure that they reach their full capacity. Key barriers to scaling SWEs in Ghana included opening the market to the private sector, building consumer demand, and discovering new financing opportunities. Safe Water Network’s research analysis describes the benefits of SWEs and how implementation will address water access and insufficient funding.  

What are Small Water Enterprises? 

Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) are community water systems that run like small businesses. They offer consumers consistent and affordable water. In some regions SWEs provide on-premise water through distribution networks with water points and household connections. 

Related Resources