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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.

Evaluation

Lebanon Water Project (LWP): Midterm Performance Evaluation

The Lebanon Water Project (LWP) is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the objective of increasing access to clean, reliable, and sustainable sources of water for Lebanese citizens. LWP is a $65-million activity that was launched in October 2015 and will conclude in September 2020.

Report

Doing More with Less: Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation

Subsidies can be powerful tools in delivering water and sanitation when they are designed in smart and targeted ways and implemented effectively. Governments across the world are pouring money into subsidies, but as new World Bank research shows, that funding often doesn’t flow to those who need it most. This report explores how scarce public resources can be used most effectively to achieve universal delivery of water supply and sanitation services. 

Toolkit

SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit

In 2015, the SERVIR program adopted a Service Planning approach to ensure that its services help developing countries effectively solve challenges related to agriculture, water management, land use and disaster management.

Building on experiences with the new approach, this Service Planning Toolkit is a resource for SERVIR Hubs as they, with their partners, strive to make an impact in designing, delivering and implementing services.

Report

Testing the Waters: Digital Payments for Water and Sanitation

A key barrier to universal access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) is that providers often lose money serving their current customers because tariffs are too low, nonrevenue water levels are high, and collection rates are poor. Before they can expand their services to poorer households, WSS providers need to adopt service models that allow them to cover operational expenses while reaching low-income customers.

Evaluation

Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) - Mid-term Evaluation

The Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) project was a five-year effort designed to support the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in making significant progress towards achieving its safe water and sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets by expanding access to these services. The purpose of this midterm evaluation was to determine of whether the project was meeting the expected results and outcomes at this point in the project.