The USAID Water Communications & Knowledge Management (Water CKM) Project and USAID's E3/Water Office hosted a webinar on October 3, 2017: Examining Sustainability of USAID WASH Programming in Madagascar. This live event was a joint presentation of key findings from two studies on the sustainability of the USAID-funded Rural Access to New Opportunities for Health and Prosperity (RANO-HP) activity, an integrated WASH program implemented between 2009-2013 in Madagascar by a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services.
Presenting the findings: Jordan Ermilio of Villanova University’s Sustainable WASH Research Initiative in Madagascar; and Annette Fay, who conducted the Water CKM Project's Madagascar RANO-HP Ex-post Evaluation. Both activities examined the introduction of a public-private partnership model for managing water and sanitation infrastructure. Villanova’s research focused on the long-term reliability of RANO-HP water systems, while the Water CKM evaluation studied the sustainability of RANO-HP sanitation and hygiene outcomes.