Systems and Understanding: Lessons Across USAID’s Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

Systems and Understanding: Lessons Across USAID’s Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

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Systems approaches can have a significant impact on the planning and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. USAID’s Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS) investigated the hypothesis that improving local stakeholders’ understanding of the interconnected factors that influence service delivery leads to more holistic decisions that result in improved service delivery outcomes. An SWS research team interviewed hundreds of service delivery stakeholders engaged in professionalized maintenance and facilitated collective action approaches in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya. Researchers examined shifts in how stakeholders conceptualized factor interactions throughout the 5-year duration of SWS.  

Join the research team for an engaging webinar discussing the findings from this study. Learn more about the research presented in this webinar by accessing the study report here.

Presenters:

  • Jeff Walters, Open Water Systems; University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Nicholas Valcourt, Open Water Systems
  • Desta Dimtse, Tetra Tech
  • Betelhem Hailegiorgis, IRC Ethiopia

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