The State of Water, Sanitation, and Women’s Empowerment

A baseline exploration on Women + Water (W+W) Global Development Alliance implementation areas in Madhya Pradesh, India October, 2018

This baseline evaluation study was designed to collect up-to-date information across targeted communities on activities related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This includes insights on WASH facilities, practices, demand for improvement, and women’s agency in decision making.

For the Women + Water Global Development Alliance (W+W) program that will train women on WASH and women’s empowerment through CARE, provide financing for water and sanitation improvements through, and explore better water management sustainability practices through the Institute for Sustainable Communities- this study delivers a snapshot of context on the ground in program areas before implementation of key WASH activities. These findings and insights are also intended to spur program strategy discussions.