Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program.pdf

This report presents results of the Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the ongoing (2011-2015) USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (USAID WA-WASH) Program funded by USAID/West Africa (USAID/WA). The program is being implemented in three countries in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger). This evaluation was conducted during the period of September-October 2014 by a team of experts that was assembled by GIMPA Consultancy Services (GCS) located at Greenhill near Legon in Accra, Ghana. This report presents the consolidated findings of the desk review and the fieldwork conducted by GCS in the three countries.

The purpose of this evaluation, conducted after three (3) years of project implementation (August 2011 to September 2014), is to assess the performance of the USAID WA-WASH program to date, identify constraints associated with the program, and make recommendations for its improvement to achieve expected outcomes and target results (indicator based) within the four-year timeframe. Specifically, the purpose of the evaluation is to:

  1. Determine whether the USAID WA-WASH implementers are meeting the expected targets and outcomes agreed to in the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP);
  2. Determine why these targets were met or not met;
  3. Provide suggestions on programmatic changes that might be necessary;
  4. Identify best practices and share learning.