Midterm Evaluation of the Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) Project: Final Report

ssd-west-africa-midterm-evaluation-2017.pdf

USAID/West Africa’s Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) Project seeks to dramatically scale-up sanitation services delivery through market-based approaches that strategically complement the recent policy shifts and massive demand generation efforts in West Africa. The SSD program will develop, test, and market-based business models (BMs), reaching all segments of the unserved population, to achieve and sustain an improved level of sanitation service over time. SSD targets include reaching at least 1,000,000 people with improved sanitation and safely managed fecal waste by 2018 in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Benin.

This midterm performance evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the processes used to select BMs for the scale-up phase of the program, the effectiveness and relevance of the Lean Start-Up approach in identifying the models, and the way knowledge sharing impacted stakeholders in the sanitation sector.