systems thinking

Report

Transforming Health Systems: The Vital Role of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

In 2015, WHO and UNICEF launched the first global report on the status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. It revealed that healthcare facilities often lack access to water, sanitation and the means to maintain good hygiene, seriously undermining the quality of healthcare. Since then, WaterAid has been working with partners and ministries of health to improve WASH in healthcare facilities in several countries.

Webinar

Designing for Sustainability: Bringing Citywide Inclusive Sanitation to Ethiopia

The USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS) held this webinar on March 28, 2019 to discuss efforts to improve sanitation infrastructure and service delivery in the rapidly growing town of Debre Birhan in Ethiopia. SWS is working with local actors in Debre Birhan to strengthen the local system for sanitation service delivery, along with the World Bank, which is providing substantial new sanitation infrastructure investment as part of its Ethiopia Second Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project.

Report

A Water Infrastructure Audit of Kitui County

In Kitui County, Kenya, an information gap exists on water coverage and quality of water service delivery for a large segment of the county population. To fill this gap, the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS) supported the University of Oxford to undertake a water audit in seven sub-counties from November to December 2017. The water audit located major rural water infrastructure and collected information on installation and operational performance to inform county planning, investment, institutional development, and dialogue on sustainability.

Video

WASH Agenda For Change – Kabarole and Kamwenge Districts, Uganda

This video provides account of activities and efforts by IRC, Water For People, and their partners to reach universal coverage under the WASH Agenda For Change initiative in Kabarole and Kamwenge districts in Uganda.

IRC is a member of the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership consortium

Blog

A New Approach to Address Urban Sanitation Shortcomings

In December, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies joined with USAID implementer AECOM to host a panel discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), a topic of particular interest as USAID expands its focus and shifts its thinking on how to address sanitation.

Report

Network Analysis of Actors Affecting Rural Water Service Delivery In Kamuli District, Uganda

As part of the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS), Whave Solutions Ltd. undertook a network analysis of the actors involved in rural water service delivery in Kamuli District, Uganda in April 2018. This study set out to understand the structure of the network of actors involved in water service delivery; to identify the factors that influence services and how they relate to specific actors; and to contribute to the understanding of how to study, analyze, and strategically act to influence water service delivery systems.