Odisha Sanitation Program, India
MACS was assigned to implement an institutional assessment of the Water and Sanitation sector in Odisha, India. The focus was laid on the preparation of the KfW assisted participation in the Odisha Sanitation Program. MACS assessed the institutional capacities of the Odisha Water Supply and Sanitation Board (OWSSB) and developed proposals for the preferred institutional structure and the required assistance program for the OWSSB.
While OWSSB is an institution with substantial expertise and experience, still specific assistance is required to further strengthen staff capacities and ensure adequate program implementation. This particularly concerns sustainable Operation and Maintenance of new facilities.