Taking a Closer Look at Indonesia’s Environmental Services Program

What happens after USAID-funded WASH projects have closed? Are end-of-project outcomes sustained after one, two, or even seven years? USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of closed USAID WASH activities to inform future programming and these are the questions the Water Communications and Knowledge Management Team answered through its most recent ex-post evaluation of the Environmental Services Program (ESP), implemented by DAI in Indonesia between 2004 and 2010.

Strategy to Help Achieve Access for All

According to the 2015 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme 435 million Africans lacked basic drinking water service, and 736 million Africans lacked basic sanitation service.  

In November 2017, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) took a concrete step toward its role in realizing available and sustainable water and sanitation for all. At the 15th Anniversary Celebration and Executive Committee meetings of AMCOW, ministers from African countries, development partners, and sector stakeholders gathered to review and pass the 2018–2030 Strategic Plan for AMCOW.

African Sanitation Academy: Market and Feasibility Study in Southern Africa

This study is based on interviews with 66 key informants and officials from countries in Southern Africa, which together with limited desktop research, were conducted to gather and compile information and explore the possibilities for sanitation leadership training in the region. The Southern Africa study carefully considered the capacity building and leadership training needs of the urban sanitation sector (more than the rural sector).

African Sanitation Academy: Feasibility Report

This report collates the regional feasibility studies, which indicate that a lack of leadership in the sanitation sector is a significant factor contributing to poor performance. They also highlight the limited existing opportunities for developing leadership and management competencies through short, focused, “just-in-time” methods that meet the needs of the individual. Overall, the data has shown a high degree of congruence on whether it is feasible to create an ASA and what it should look like.

African Sanitation Academy: Market and Feasibility Study in East Africa

There are still many people who do not have access to improved sanitation and hygiene facilities or services in East Africa. For cities and other areas throughout the region, a lack of core country systems for sanitation, and a weak enabling environment, means that the building blocks for sanitation management and leadership are absent. To make the situation more challenging, targeting and implementation of sanitation improvements are clearly not meeting the needs of lower-income areas.

African Sanitation Academy: Market and Feasibility Study in West Africa

There are still many people who do not have access to improved sanitation and hygiene facilities or services in West Africa. For cities and other areas throughout the region, a lack of core country systems for sanitation, and a weak enabling environment, means that the building blocks for sanitation management and leadership are absent. To make the situation more challenging, targeting and implementation of sanitation improvements are clearly not meeting the needs of lower-income areas.

Indonesia Environmental Services Program Ex-Post Evaluation – Executive Summary (Bahasa)

USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID programming. This executive summary, translated from English into Bahasa, provides the key findings from the second evaluation in the series. It examines the sustainability of water utility capacity building, microcredit, and financial outcomes associated with the Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP) activity implemented by Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) from December 2004 to March 2010.

Indonesia Environmental Services Program Ex-Post Evaluation Brief

USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID programming. This brief summarizes the second evaluation in the series, which examines the sustainability of water utility capacity building, microcredit, and financial outcomes associated with the Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP) activity implemented by Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) from December 2004 to March 2010.

Indonesia Environmental Service Program (ESP) Evaluation

This report details findings from the second ex-post performance evaluation in the Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) ex-post evaluation series. The purpose of the series is to further USAID’s understanding of why the outcomes of its completed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities have or have not been sustained. This evaluation examines the sustainability of selected components of the USAID/Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP), which was implemented from 2004–2010.

Launching into the Future: A New Water Plan for Busia County

The Busia Water & Sewerage Services Company (BUWASSCo) currently only serves just over one-quarter of its population of 784,000 with clean, safe drinking water. That is about to change.

On July 26, KIWASH joined BUWASSCo, Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, and other county representatives to launch a five-year strategic plan aimed at improving and expanding water services.