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Taking a Closer Look at Indonesia’s Environmental Services Program

This blog post discusses key findings and lessons learned from an evaluation of the long-term sustainability of selected components from the USAID-funded Environmental Services Program (ESP) in Indonesia. The program was implemented from 2004–2010 and included capacity-building efforts to improve financing and management of Indonesian municipal water utilities.

Case Studies

Case Study of Water Revolving Fund in the Philippines

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was set up in 2008 to provide loans to water service providers to finance local water and wastewater projects. Loan repayments made into the fund are revolved to finance other projects. 

This case study of the PWRF is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice to highlight existing blended finance experiences in the water sector.

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Using Performance-Based Contracts to Reduce Non-Revenue Water in Philippine Water Districts

Performance contracting provides a more effective means of incentivizing contractors to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) than traditional public sector, input-based, contracting can achieve. Water districts in the Philippines can use the currently unrealized value of NRW from leakage and inaccurate metering to finance the specialized expertise and equipment needed to reduce water losses.

Video

WASH Agenda For Change – Kabarole and Kamwenge Districts, Uganda

This video provides account of activities and efforts by IRC, Water For People, and their partners to reach universal coverage under the WASH Agenda For Change initiative in Kabarole and Kamwenge districts in Uganda.

IRC is a member of the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership consortium

Article

Collaboration for Watershed Conservation in Nepal

In western Nepal, pollution, fishing with electric current, explosive devices, and other destructive practices threaten the biodiversity of the country's great rivers and the generations-old cultural traditions of fishing communities. But the tide is turning in some of these communities, where those who once contributed to the problem are increasingly becoming part of the solution.

Final Report

Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) Follow-On Program – Final Report

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was an innovative lending program that leveraged public funds with private financing for water and sanitation projects. USAID brought to bear its technical assistance to design, assess feasibility of and structure the Fund; build capability among market players; and provide marketing and institutional support at operational stage. It also provided credit enhancements to private investors.

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Applying the “Internet of Things” to Water Systems

In many respects, Ethiopia’s lowlands represent the final frontier for the country’s ambitious plans to improve WASH coverage through its One WASH National Program. These harsh, arid lands are home to predominantly pastoral communities that roam with their livestock in search of water and grazing lands. Adding to these challenges are the pressures of regular droughts, depleted groundwater tables, and a lack of institutional capacity on the human and data side.