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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 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.

Evaluation

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.

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Analyzing and Improving Collaboration Among WASH Stakeholders in Ethiopia

The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS) team in Ethiopia – led by IRC, working with TetraTech and LINC – employed Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) to assess the relationships among organizations providing WASH services. This analysis will be used to support and evaluate SWS efforts to improve local water and sanitation service sustainability.