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Brief

Brief: Millennium Water and Sanitation Program (PEPAM/USAID) Ex-Post Evaluation

This brief outlines the key findings from an ex-post evaluation of the Millennium Water and Sanitation Program in Senegal (PEPAM/USAID – Programme d’Eau Potable et d’Assainissement du Millénaire au Sénégal). Implemented from 2009–2014 by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and a consortium of partners, PEPAM aimed to improve sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in four regions of Senegal.

Project

El Alto-Lake Titicaca Pollution Management Project

RTI is responsible for the implementation of the Project "Pollution Management in the Alto-Lago Titicaca Hydrographic Hub" (PROLAGO), which began in FY 2009 and has as a general objective "to contribute to the improvement of health and environmental quality reducing risks and threats to residents and biodiversity in the Hub Hydrographic El Alto-Lake Titicaca ". To operate in Bolivia, IRG created the Accidental Association PROLAGO and currently Engility Corporation is the name of the company to which IRG belongs.

Activity

Multi-Sector Alliances Program

The project pioneered new mechanisms for cooperation between public and private partners. Alianzas formed alliances by inviting new potential partners to participate in existing projects and jointly create solutions that could be implemented through nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or government-led projects.

 

Activity

Health for Life

In spite of its mountainous Himalayan terrain and high rates of poverty, Nepal has experienced two decades of steady improvement in health and emerged as one of the few countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to reduce child and maternal mortality. For over 60 years, the U.S. Government has partnered with Nepal to strengthen the delivery of essential health services, especially for those in greatest need.

Activity

PEPAM (Programme Eau Potable et Assainissement)/ Millennium Water and Sanitation program

As in many West Africa countries, the availability of water governs the conditions of life for Senegal's rural population. A harsh climate and uncertain rainfall threaten food security and drive rural-urban migration, which further decreases food production while overburdening water and sanitation infrastructure and worsening social conditions. For years, these conditions have trapped the population in a cycle of poverty and disease.

Activity

Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Development Project

Corruption remains the bane of good governance in Nigeria. Poor governance has impoverished the Nigerian masses, created a gulf between the haves and have-nots, and completely eroded the provision of basic social services including education, healthcare, and economic infrastructure. State and local governments that are responsible for the provision of these services are neither equipped nor prepared to carry out their responsibilities. Citizens lack the capacity to articulate their needs or hold their government accountable.