Improving WASH Evidence-Based Decision Making (IWED) Program-Summary

To identify demand-driven, country-led initiatives the USAID Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) program developed its Improving WASH Evidence-based Decision-making (IWED) program to provide strategic support to six government WASH agencies in sub-Saharan Africa. The IWED program encouraged a shift towards sustainable services delivery, consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation for All- through smarter use of data, better monitoring, greater emphasis on analysis, evidence-building, strengthening sector policies and strategies, and encouraging learning lessons and sharing experience amongst African governments. This video summarizes the key accomplishments under the 6 IWED country programs in Ghana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Senegal.