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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.

Article

Raising Voices to Save Water: Reducing Groundwater Loss in Armenia’s Ararat Valley

The Ararat Valley is a 1,300-kilometer swath of fertile land in western Armenia that lies in the shadow of Mount Ararat. The valley is known as the breadbasket of the country. “It feeds about half the population,” says Armen Varosyan, project director of USAID’s Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE Water) project. He explains that a clean and accessible groundwater reservoir fuels the region’s productivity. But, Varosyan says, “There is a problem.” Armenia’s natural groundwater is drying up.

Project

Integrated Governance Activity

The democratic system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is still fragile, even after more than a decade since the country adopted a new constitution. The Integrated Governance Activity (IGA), is helping DRC to create a good governance framework and build the capacity of both government and civil society to improve delivery of key health, education and economic development services.

Final Report

Multiple-Use Water Services : Close-Out Report

The Niger Multiple-Use Water Services project, implemented from November 15, 2008 to December 3, 2010, improved the access of rural communities to water for drinking and productive uses through the installation water services (rope pumps, treadle pumps and the rehabilitation of traditional wells) and capacity building. The project also promoted hygiene and productive use livelihood activities such as gardens and fisheries. The project focused on communities in the Zinder Region, Departments of Kantché and Magaria, and Communes of Matameye, Doungou, Ichirnawa, Bandé, and Magaria

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.

Summary

Mid-term Evaluation of the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program (KIWASH) is a $51 million 5-year project (October 2015 to September 2020) funded by USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) and implemented by a consortium led by DAI. The goal of KIWASH is to improve lives and health through development and management of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Kenya.

Video

The Leak Squad

Take a look at how the leak detection team at JIRAMA, the national water utility in Madagascar, is at the forefront of preserving Antananarivo's most precious resource.

Evaluation

Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) Program In Ethiopia – External Program Evaluation

This report presents results of the evaluation of the Ethiopia Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program, implemented from 2004 to 2009. The program funded by USAID, in cooperation with the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA). At the time of the evaluation the program was being implemented through eight international MWA partners and four local sub-contractor NGOs in 30 woredas (districts) in Ethiopia.