Donor Funding for Health in Low- & Middle-Income Countries, 2002-2013

Annex 4: CRS Water Sector

DAC 5 CODE CRS CODE DESCRIPTION Clarifications / Additional notes on coverage


  14010 Water sector policy and administrative management Water sector policy and governance, including legislation, regulation, planning and management as well as transboundary management of water; institutional capacity development; activities supporting the Integrated Water Resource Management approach (IWRM:  see box below).
14015 Water resources conservation (including data collection) Collection and usage of quantitative and qualitative data on water resources; creation and sharing of water knowledge; conservation and rehabilitation of inland surface waters (rivers, lakes etc.), ground water and coastal waters; prevention of water contamination.
  14020 Water supply and sanitation – large systems Programmes where components according to 14021 and 14022 cannot be identified.  When components are known, they should individually be reported under their respective purpose codes:  water supply [14021], sanitation [14022], and hygiene [12261].
  14021 Water supply – large systems Potable water treatment plants; intake works; storage; water supply pumping stations; large scale transmission / conveyance and distribution systems.
14022 Sanitation – large systems Large scale sewerage including trunk sewers and sewage pumping stations; domestic and industrial waste water treatment plants.
  14030 Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation Programmes where components according to 14031 and 14032 cannot be identified.  When components are known, they should individually be reported under their respective purpose codes:  water supply [14031], sanitation [14032], and hygiene [12261].
  14031 Basic drinking water supply Rural water supply schemes using handpumps, spring catchments, gravity-fed systems, rainwater collection and fog harvesting, storage tanks, small distribution systems typically with shared connections/points of use. Urban schemes using handpumps and local neighbourhood networks including those with shared connections.
  14032 Basic sanitation Latrines, on-site disposal and alternative sanitation systems, including the promotion of household and community investments in the construction of these facilities. (Use code 12261 for activities promoting improved personal hygiene practices.)
  14040 River basins’ development Infrastructure focused integrated river basin projects and related institutional activities; river flow control; dams and reservoirs [excluding dams primarily for irrigation (31140) and hydropower (23065) and activities related to river transport (21040)].
  14050 Waste management / disposal Municipal and industrial solid waste management, including hazardous and toxic waste; collection, disposal and treatment; landfill areas; composting and reuse.
  14081 Education and training in water supply and sanitation Education and training for sector professionals and service providers.
Source: OECD, The CRS List of Purpose Codes
Annex 3: CRS Sectors and Sub-sectors Used in This Analysis Methodology

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