WASH infrastructure

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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.

Brief

Understanding Factors and Actors to Achieve Sustainable Drinking Water Systems in Kitui County, Kenya

“Water and food security” is designated as one of five strategic priorities by Kenya’s Kitui County Government. Providing sustainable drinking water services in the area remains challenging despite progress on increasing access to water infrastructure. This brief presents findings from a water audit undertaken in Kitui county and a ranking of factors for sustainable WASH systems based on priorities of 42 actors as shared during a forum in February 2018.

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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.

Evaluation

Ethiopia Millennium Water Alliance Activity Ex-Post Evaluation Executive Summary (Amharic)

This executive summary presents the key findings from the third in a series of six ex-post evaluations designed to learn from completed USAID-funded WASH activities. The subject of this evaluation—the Millennium Water Alliance-Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP)—provides an opportunity to learn about the long-term outcomes related to rural water point construction and rehabilitation, community management of those water points, as well as participatory sanitation and hygiene education and construction activities. The summary is in Amharic.

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How Can We Sustainably Increase Access to Water Services in Rural Areas in Ethiopia?

Lessons learned from the Millennium Water Alliance’s Ethiopia Program

What happens after USAID-funded WASH projects end? Are communities able to sustain gains in water and sanitation services after one, two, even 10 years? These are some of the key questions the Water Communications and Knowledge Management team answered through its recent ex-post evaluation of the Millennium Water Alliance-Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP) implemented between 2004–2009.

Evaluation

Ethiopia Millennium Water Alliance Activity Ex-Post Evaluation

This report presents findings from the third in a series of six ex-post evaluations designed to learn from completed USAID-funded WASH activities. The subject of this evaluation—the Millennium Water Alliance-Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP)—provides an opportunity to learn about the long-term outcomes related to rural water point construction and rehabilitation, community management of those water points, as well as participatory sanitation and hygiene education and construction activities.