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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.

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Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) - Final Report - Executive Summary

The Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) Project was been a five-year four-month, $40.7 million initiative designed to support the Government of Indonesia in the achievement of its safe water and sanitation Millennium Development Goal  targets, as well as its policy objective of “Universal Access” to water and sanitation services nationwide.

 

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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health

Despite recent sanitation successes and the introduction of promising technologies, roughly 85 percent of Ghanaians still lack access to improved sanitation. This gap in coverage has led to recurring cholera outbreaks in recent years. Ghana is now tackling its sanitation challenges with renewed vigor, and intensifying efforts to scale up sanitation improvements nationwide with the help of the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health initiative 

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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.

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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.

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Ethiopia Millennium Water Alliance 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.