institutional strengthening

Webinar

Webinar: A Look Back at the USAID/India FIRE-D Project

How sustainable are outcomes several years after water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects have closed? In this webinar, Leslie Greene Hodel presents findings from an evaluation of the USAID/India Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) project, implemented by TCG International between 1994 and 2011.

Manual

A Guide to Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Faecal Sludge Management: Experience from Bangladesh, Kenya and Zambia

This guide presents an introduction to conceptualising and strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management (FSM) services in low-income urban areas.

It is based on WSUP’s experience working with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop market-based solutions for on-site sanitation services in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong (Bangladesh), Kisumu (Kenya) and Lusaka (Zambia).

 

Evaluation

India Fire-D Project Ex-Post Evaluation

Rapid urbanization in resource-constrained countries like India places massive pressures on infrastructure, and long-term solutions are needed to meet growing safe water and sanitation (WatSan) demand. USAID has invested in urban WatSan activities across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East that aim to address these needs, but there is seldom opportunity to validate whether its approaches yielded sustainable outcomes.

Blog

Examining USAID Efforts to Strengthen India’s Urban Water and Sanitation Sector Governance and Finance

From 1994–2011, USAID’s Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) activity partnered with India’s central, state, and municipal governments to provide technical assistance to 16 Indian states. USAID published an independent ex-post evaluation that followed up on six states and cities, seven years after FIRE-D ended to look at the project's long-term impact, to understand how urban water and sanitation services have changed, and to what extent policies, practices, and financing mechanisms introduced through FIRE-D have been sustained. This is the fourth in a series of ex-post evaluations of past USAID water and sanitation projects.

Overview

Ex-Post Evaluation: USAID/India FIRE-D Project

About FIRE-D

From 1994 to 2011, USAID’s Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) activity partnered with India’s central, state, and municipal governments in 16 states to expand sustainable water and sanitation (WatSan) access to the poor, while improving the ability of city and state governments to mobilize resources and increase their revenues.  

Evaluation

Impact of Water Users Associations on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan: Final Report Volume I

This report provides a summary and synthesis of a series of impact evaluation findings undertaken from 2014 to 2018 by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). A key focus of this evaluation is to assess the impact that these WUAs have had on the management and productivity of irrigation water and land resources, as well as on equity and food security in Tajikistan.

Article

How Morocco Is Training Country’s Next Generation of Water Managers

Morocco is staring into an uncertain water future. With a median population age of only 27, Morocco is a youthful nation in transition, contending with the interwoven challenges of urbanization, rapid population growth, industrialization, and climate change. These trends have collectively increased pressure on the country’s most vulnerable natural resource, water, with demand and competition for freshwater mounting with each passing year.

Article

Surging Ahead with Water System Improvements

Tagbilaran, a city in the Philippines’ central region, is considered a gateway to popular tourist destinations with great potential to become an engine of inclusive economic growth.