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.

African Sanitation Academy: Market and Feasibility Study in Southern Africa

This study is based on interviews with 66 key informants and officials from countries in Southern Africa, which together with limited desktop research, were conducted to gather and compile information and explore the possibilities for sanitation leadership training in the region. The Southern Africa study carefully considered the capacity building and leadership training needs of the urban sanitation sector (more than the rural sector).

African Sanitation Academy: Feasibility Report

This report collates the regional feasibility studies, which indicate that a lack of leadership in the sanitation sector is a significant factor contributing to poor performance. They also highlight the limited existing opportunities for developing leadership and management competencies through short, focused, “just-in-time” methods that meet the needs of the individual. Overall, the data has shown a high degree of congruence on whether it is feasible to create an ASA and what it should look like.

African Sanitation Academy: Market and Feasibility Study in East Africa

There are still many people who do not have access to improved sanitation and hygiene facilities or services in East Africa. For cities and other areas throughout the region, a lack of core country systems for sanitation, and a weak enabling environment, means that the building blocks for sanitation management and leadership are absent. To make the situation more challenging, targeting and implementation of sanitation improvements are clearly not meeting the needs of lower-income areas.

African Sanitation Academy: Market and Feasibility Study in West Africa

There are still many people who do not have access to improved sanitation and hygiene facilities or services in West Africa. For cities and other areas throughout the region, a lack of core country systems for sanitation, and a weak enabling environment, means that the building blocks for sanitation management and leadership are absent. To make the situation more challenging, targeting and implementation of sanitation improvements are clearly not meeting the needs of lower-income areas.

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.

A Toolkit for Water Auditors: Residential Sector

This toolkit is intended as a guide to those water districts and/or companies, agencies or academic institutions wishing to take first steps to becoming more water efficient and ecologically responsible. Please note that it does not substitute for expert technical guidance and advice. The technical information in this toolkit is standard practice and state of the art at the time of writing. Every user and every location needs to adapt these tools to their own circumstances.