Data is scarce and fails to distinguish between one time capital investment and what is needed every year to keep services afloat.
Updated - Thursday 06 December 2012
Monitoring often ceases three to five years after a contract has been signed. Finding cost data older than three years is a problem even when projects are implemented by governments, donors or the private sector. Where it does exist, data is rarely sufficiently disaggregated to show the difference between onetime costs (capital costs) and annual recurrent costs that must be met to keep services alive.