Webinar: Examining Sustainability of USAID WASH Programming in Madagascar


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.

  • Jordan Ermilio is director of the Engineering Service Program at Villanova University's College of Engineering. He is currently working on his PhD on the sustainability of water infrastructure at Loughborough University.
  • Annette Fay is an M&E specialist with the Water CKM Project and lead researcher of the Water CKM post-project evaluation series. She has been working in the WASH sector since 2006 and holds a dual Master in Public Affairs degree from l’Institut d’Études Politiques and Columbia University.