ex-post evaluation

Evaluation

Ethiopia Millennium Water Alliance Activity Ex-Post Evaluation Executive Summary (Amharic)

This executive summary presents the key findings from the third in a series of six ex-post evaluations designed to learn from completed USAID-funded WASH activities. The subject of this evaluation—the Millennium Water Alliance-Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP)—provides an opportunity to learn about the long-term outcomes related to rural water point construction and rehabilitation, community management of those water points, as well as participatory sanitation and hygiene education and construction activities. The summary is in Amharic.

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How Can We Sustainably Increase Access to Water Services in Rural Areas in Ethiopia?

Lessons learned from the Millennium Water Alliance’s Ethiopia Program

What happens after USAID-funded WASH projects end? Are communities able to sustain gains in water and sanitation services after one, two, even 10 years? These are some of the key questions the Water Communications and Knowledge Management team answered through its recent ex-post evaluation of the Millennium Water Alliance-Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP) implemented between 2004–2009.

Brief

Ethiopia Millennium Water Alliance Activity Ex-Post Evaluation Brief

Installation of a water point can be transformative for a community, but only as long as it continues to function. A quarter of all water points in Ethiopia, according to a national water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) inventory, no longer work, a particularly troubling trend in a country with high rates of diarrheal disease and frequent drought cycles. Failed infrastructure is a waste of money and promise.

Evaluation

Ethiopia Millennium Water Alliance Activity Ex-Post Evaluation

This report presents findings from the third in a series of six ex-post evaluations designed to learn from completed USAID-funded WASH activities. The subject of this evaluation—the Millennium Water Alliance-Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP)—provides an opportunity to learn about the long-term outcomes related to rural water point construction and rehabilitation, community management of those water points, as well as participatory sanitation and hygiene education and construction activities.

Topic

Ex-Post Evaluations

To better understand the long-term impact and sustainability of its interventions, the USAID Water Communications and Knowledge Management (Water CKM) project is conducting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of the Agency’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID investments in the sector.