Findings of Willingness to Pay Survey for ‘WASH’ Services set up in Jacobabad

Staff Reporter

Karachi—The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with Municipal Services Delivery Program (MSDP), Government of Sindh and USAID, released thought-provoking findings of the Willingness to Pay (WTP) Survey at a joint ceremony in Karachi.
The survey was a part of ‘Community Mobilization for Improved Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Services and Hygiene Behaviors in Jacobabad City’ project.
The survey was conducted to determine the factors and their influence on people’s willingness to pay more for improved WASH services in Jacobabad. It aims to support the Government of Sindh in taking plausible steps to ensure the effective running of the MSDP by taking public’s opinion into account in devising necessary actions.
A statement issued by Muhammad Waseem, Additional Chief Secretary – Government of Sindh stated, “Improving municipal service delivery is one of the many challenges confronting local government institutions in Sindh.
In some municipalities, the existing facilities for water supply, sewerage, and solid waste management are dysfunctional and require major remedial interventions.

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