Appraising shit flows along the entire sanitation service chain and identifying the weakest links of the chain is not as easy as one might think. The development of a simple-to-use faecal sludge management assessment tool has brought that to light.
2015 and the Millennium Development Goals are almost behind us. The new global goals for sustainable development are expected to inspire and create a new determination for all of us. What has IRC learned during 2015 and how are we moving ahead in 2016?
Ethiopia has adopted Self-supply as a service delivery model for rural water supply to help achieve universal access and reach improved service level targets. But the jury is still out on whether the currently pursued group-based Self-supply version can deliver what is intended.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and government are looking for innovations in their work with smallholder farmers and communities in Lesotho to strengthen their livelihoods and to conserve the environment.
For the WASH sector as a whole to achieve greater impact, more organisations must address their gaps in organisational capacity and will need to embrace capacity development holistically and more systematically.
Implementing a highly successful rural sanitation and hygiene programme in East Indonesia has taught us some important lessons. The most relevant being that approaches designed and applied to implement a successful programme are not necessarily scalable. We learned that to be able to work at scale...
I was just at the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference . As I looked around the room, I realized it was the first professional conference where I did not know anyone. It made me recognize the WASH sector is lagging behind.
Will Africa's fastest growing economy and continental success story Ghana succeed in providing everyone with a toilet? A major clean city contest, the Sanitation Challenge, will be launched today on World Toilet Day and should change Ghana's sanitation nightmare over the coming years.
Guy Norman (WSUP) summarises some of the interesting stuff presented in the public finance session at the 2015 UNC Water and Health Conference. This blog was originally posted on the Public Finance for WASH website by Guy Norman.
From 7-9 September 2015, IRC, the Millennium Water Alliance- Ethiopia Program (MWA-EP) and the Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) facilitated a national learning retreat on Self-supply. Participants came together in Butajira: a small town in Meskan in the Southern Nations,...
People in Ghana like metaphors. Metaphors make their hearts beat; metaphors also soften what may be too harsh to say directly. Maybe both meanings of metaphors are true for the great efforts of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) to create a monitoring system for water supply in rural...