Next steps and replicability
At the end of the project it was recommended that, in order for it to be sustainable in the long-term, DFID and WaterAid would need to carefully hand over their roles and responsibilities to local actors. The project would likely need some external technical and financial subsidy in the long-term, perhaps incorporated in STC's budgeting. Dialogue with SUWASA would help ensure better alignment with public policy.
Replicability was a further issue: the acknowledgment of the new RWSS when designing the project could help influence this nascent framework. The project did however benefit from intensive support from DFID (in identifying and supporting community needs) and WaterAid (dedicated staffing) and this strong base may not be available elsewhere.
Tensions between the legislative status of peri-urban communities and practice on the ground (with urban WASAs ill-equipped to meet their needs) may impair replication in other peri-urban settings.