ICTs

Tool

Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM)

This new Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM) for multisector water resources managment is designed for multi-sector water resource assessment, allocation, and management. PROM utilizes flow duration curves (FDC), demand-to-supply ratio (DSR) and utility indices (UI) to evaluate and optimize priority based multi-sector water allocation.

Brief

Real-Time Monitoring for Improved Water Services in the Ethiopian Lowlands

This note provides a briefing on the use of cellular and satellite connected sensors for near-time monitoring of rural water services in the arid, drought-prone and mainly pastoralist lowlands of eastern Ethiopia (including Afar, Somali and parts of Oromia and SNNPR). It is intended to help policy- and decision-makers at national and regional levels to make appropriate use of this new technology to strengthen water services.

The findings are based on work by the USAID Lowland WASH Activity and USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership.

 

Website

Wash'Em

Wash'Em is helping improve handwashing behavior change programs in humanitarian crises. This software-based decision-making tool that helps humanitarian actors design rapid, evidence-based and context-specific hygiene programs. The Wash'Em site features rapid assessment tools, learning modules and practitioner resource guides.

Wash’Em's assessment tools are adapted to the emergency contexts and are directly linked to program design. So far the written guides have been pilot-tested in crises in Iraq, DRC, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

Video

SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village

SERVIR is helping people in more than 45 countries access and use satellite imagery and climate and weather information to make better decisions about development. A collaboration between USAID and NASA, SERVIR has established hubs in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Hindu Kush-Himalaya, and Lower Mekong regions by partnering with regional technical institutions. SERVIR is helping to integrate science into useful products and tools that support better decisions about livelihoods, disasters, and economic development.

Video

What is SERVIR? Motiongraphic

Learn how the SERVIR program is harnessing the power of science and technology for development in this two minute video narrated by Astronaut Mae Jemison.

About SERVIR

Report

Information and Communication Technology for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS): A Landscape Assesment

The USAID Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project carried out this landscape assessment of information communication technology (ICT) use cases in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector as an initial step toward understanding the demand and potential use for development or customization of a technology solution to support large-scale implementation and/or monitoring of CLTS programs.

Conference

10th Conference on ICT for Development (ICT4D)

The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private, and civil society organizations from across the global development community. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Participants also share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work.

Video

WALIS - Madagascar Safe Water and Sanitation Survey

In Madagascar, more than 11 million people do not have access to safe water and 88 percent of the people don’t have access to improved sanitation facilities. For leaders, incomplete data on access to safe water and sanitation can act as a barrier to improving public health services.

Evaluation

SERVIR Performance Evaluation: Evaluation Question 1 Report

This report provides summary findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the first of three evaluation questions for a midterm performance evaluation of the SERVIR program. Specifically, this report addresses the following evaluation questions: