Taking a Closer Look at Indonesia’s Environmental Services Program

What happens after USAID-funded WASH projects have closed? Are end-of-project outcomes sustained after one, two, or even seven years? USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of closed USAID WASH activities to inform future programming and these are the questions the Water Communications and Knowledge Management Team answered through its most recent ex-post evaluation of the Environmental Services Program (ESP), implemented by DAI in Indonesia between 2004 and 2010.

Learning How to Fix the System and Not Just the Pump

As Ethiopia manages to develop more and more new rural water schemes – springs, wells or boreholes with hand-pumps or engines, piped water – keeping the existing infrastructure running well and safely is a challenge that gets bigger every day. And, despite some encouraging efforts, it's a challenge that the sector has not yet started to address at scale.

[This article was prepared by John Butterworth, IRC WASH lead for the USAID SWS Learning Partnership, and Scott Short, Chief of Party, AECOM/USAID Lowland WASH Activity]

Quiet Heroes in the Fight against Ebola

While the Ebola crisis was at its peak in Liberia, a small group of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) entrepreneurs helped in a significant way by repairing hand pumps in clinics and other health facilities in some of the country’s hardest-hit counties. By restoring access to water — not only for drinking, but also for infection prevention and control — these WASH entrepreneurs ensured that facilities had the resources they needed to promote handwashing and safe hygiene practices that could help combat the spread of the disease.

Indonesia Environmental Services Program Ex-Post Evaluation – Executive Summary (Bahasa)

USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID programming. This executive summary, translated from English into Bahasa, provides the key findings from the second evaluation in the series. It examines the sustainability of water utility capacity building, microcredit, and financial outcomes associated with the Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP) activity implemented by Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) from December 2004 to March 2010.

Indonesia Environmental Services Program Ex-Post Evaluation Brief

USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID programming. This brief summarizes the second evaluation in the series, which examines the sustainability of water utility capacity building, microcredit, and financial outcomes associated with the Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP) activity implemented by Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) from December 2004 to March 2010.

Indonesia Environmental Service Program (ESP) Evaluation

This report details findings from the second ex-post performance evaluation in the Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) ex-post evaluation series. The purpose of the series is to further USAID’s understanding of why the outcomes of its completed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities have or have not been sustained. This evaluation examines the sustainability of selected components of the USAID/Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP), which was implemented from 2004–2010.

Snapshot from Stockholm: Tapping Capital Markets to Fund WASH Services

This is the third in a series of blogs in which participants provide a recap of their Stockholm World Water Week event.

Safe water and sanitation are crucial for human health and economies. But how do we pay for these essential services and unlock new sources of funding? This question was at the forefront of topics at Stockholm World Water Week 2017, an annual gathering of more than 3,000 doers and thinkers in the water sector.

Climate-Resilient Water Infrastructure: Guidelines and Lessons from the USAID Be Secure Project

The Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in the Philippines is a four-year activity that seeks to improve water security to support resilient and stable economic growth in the Philippines. It is being implemented by AECOM International Development with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close coordination with the Government of the Philippines.