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Mapping Stakeholder Connections to Improve WASH Collaboration in Ethiopia

As organizations work to improve WASH services, what effect do their relationships with one another play in strengthening the local systems that underpin service delivery? The Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership employed network analysis to help answer this question for specific woredas and towns in Ethiopia (South Ari, Mille, and Woliso). SWS is supporting locally-led platforms to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing among stakeholders for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of local WASH services.

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Mobile Communities in Ethiopia Seek Fixed Solutions to Their Water and Sanitation Challenges

Ethiopia’s lowlands represent the final frontier for the country’s ambitious plans to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (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. Water sources are few and far between, and even when available often do not provide safe drinking water. Open defecation is the norm for a mobile population that lacks a fixed address upon which to build longer-lasting sanitation infrastructure.

Evaluation

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

This executive summary presents the key findings from an evaluation of the USAID-funded Millennium Water Alliance program in Ethiopia. It examines the long-term outcomes related to rural water point construction, rehabilitation, and management, as well as participatory sanitation and hygiene education and construction activities. The summary is in Amharic.

Evaluation

Ethiopia Millennium Water Alliance (MWA-EP) Activity Ex-Post Evaluation

This evaluation examines the long-term sustainability of select components from the USAID-funded Millennium Water Alliance program in Ethiopia (MWA-EP), implemented in 24 rural districts from 2004–2009. It focuses on outcomes related to rural water point construction, management, and rehabilitation, as well as participatory sanitation and hygiene education and construction activities.

Project

Innovation Hub for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Solutions in India

This activity will improve urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector performance through incubation and acceleration of innovative solutions, technologies, programs and service delivery models within a collaborative framework.  To achieve this, the project will focus on promoting innovative solutions and outcome oriented capacity and knowledge building initiatives. The project will support the WASH programs at the national level, including three cities in selected states, and directly benefit about 150,000 people, including roughly 75,000 female beneficiaries.

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Urban WASH – Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya

This project focuses on 60 government schools in urban slums to promote sanitation and effective use and ownership of WASH infrastructure in schools. This activity contributes to the national Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean India: Clean School) program. Under the three-year project, Coca-Cola India will provide sanitation facilities such as toilets, sinks, urinals and other physical structures necessary for creating sanitary conditions. USAID and Plan India will support the project through behavior change communications aimed at educating youth about the benefits of sanitation.

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Construction & Rehabilitation of Small Water Supply Systems

To respond to the El Niño drought crisis in Mozambique, and support the goals of the PEPFAR program, USAID/Mozambique is funding the expansion of drought and flood resilient water supply systems to communities and health facilities in 14 heavily drought affected districts across five provinces, focusing on districts with high HIV prevalence.

Note: Funding level includes $250,000 for oversight.