On World Toilet Day, IRC presents its ideas how to 'systemically change sanitation in cities'. A new working paper marks one of the first steps in finding answers on how to reform a sanitation sector, which is failing a large part of the urban population.
Honduras, just like other Central American countries has adopted SIASAR (the Rural Water and Sanitation Information System) to monitor water and sanitation services in rural areas. IRC supports the development and roll-out of SIASAR in different ways.
Former president of Kenya, HE Mwai Kibaki, officially launched the Millennium Water Alliance-Kenya strategic plan last week in Nairobi and called for efficient and effective water governance. IRC is a partner in the Millennium Water Alliance.
The Millenium Water Alliance – Ethiopia Programme (MWA-EP) brings together some of the largest NGOs working on WASH in Ethiopia. Just like in the One WASH National Programme, a new and eye catching activity in the second phase of the MWA-EP programme (2014-2017) is the inclusion of Self-supply...
The Pan-Africa programme also known as "Empowering self-help sanitation of rural and peri-urban communities and schools in Africa" launched Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone.
The second edition of Africa Works! showcased several successful examples of public private partnerships (PPPs) between Dutch and African organisations. In his opening speech the Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Mr. Christiaan Rebergen, said that PPPs are the way forward...
Your organisation is doing post-implementation monitoring of water systems and detects a serious problem. What to do? This guidance document, published by Improve International, helps in the resolution of those problems.
"The spreading of Ebola and a range of water and sanitation related diseases can be dramatically reduced by strengthening and promoting hygiene behaviours," says IRC's Africa Regional Programme Manager and Hygiene and Sanitation specialist Alana Potter.
On the 14th and 15th of October 2014, a workshop on gender and female participation in water service provision was organized by CARE International and IRC Burkina Faso in Dori, Burkina Faso, as part of the USAID-funded West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Initiative (WA-WASH) programme...
At the 2014 The Water and Health Conference, IRC will share experience from our work on water service monitoring, on aid effectiveness and make a case for mobilising public finance for water sanitation and hygiene.
In 2013, IRC/ Triple-S Uganda conducted an assessment of the performance of the Service Delivery Model for point water sources. Findings show that there was generally a low service levels but ironically, users were satisfied. This working paper attempts to explain the reasons for that paradox.
Within the context of the Ghana WASH Window (GWW), a delegation of 15 Ghanaian companies /NGOs/knowledge Institutions and 7 government officials were received by the Netherlands Water Partnership in the first week of October 2014 (29 sept. -3 Oct.).
The focus of IRC's work in Africa outside the focus countries is on strengthening regional institutions and platforms to support government leadership towards achieving nationally defined sector priorities and targets; advocate for policies and practices that adopt a government-led service delivery...
A 2-week training programme to introduce Water Services that Last and Costing Sustainable Services curricula to BSc students and educational staff of the University Eduardo Mondlane - Rural Engineering School was held in March 2014.