Published on: 28/05/2014
25 tools for WASH sustainability assessment have been summarised in practical 1-pagers. These tools are part of a broader sustainability tools review detailed in Working Paper 10.
These 1-pagers describe sustainability assessment tools for WASH interventions. The 25 tools described were reviewed as part of the Triple-S project and are further elaborated on in Working paper 10: ' Mapping of WASH sustainability tools ', (Ryan Schweitzer,Claire Grayson and Harold Lockwood, May 2014).
1-page summaries of the each tool can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Project or Programme Tools
|Sustainability Assessment Tool (SAT)||AGUASAN Group|
|Gender Analysis Snapshot (GAS)||CARE International|
|Governance into Functionality Tool (GiFT)||CARE International|
|Local Government IWRM Support Assessment||CARE International|
|WASH Life-cycle assessment||Chalmers University of Technology/ University of South Florida|
|Sustainability Monitoring Framework||Dutch WASH Alliance|
|Planning-oriented sustainability assessment framework for peri-urban water management in developing countries (POSAF)||Starkl et al (2013)|
|Sustainability Check (SC)||UNICEF|
|WASH Sustainability Index Tool (SIT)||USAID/Rotary International (Aguaconsult Ltd)|
|Tool for Planning, Predicting and Evaluating Sustainability (ToPPES)||Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA)|
|Methodology for Participatory Assessment (MPA)||Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) /IRC|
|WASH Sustainability Sector Assessment Tool||IRC / Aguaconsult Ltd|
|WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool (WASH-BAT)||UNICEF|
|Sub-sector scorecard *||Water and Sanitation Program/National Governments|
|Enabling Environment Assessment||Water and Sanitation Program|
|Sector Wide Investment and Financing Tool (SWIFT)||Water and Sanitation Program|
|Rural Water and Sanitation Information System (SIASAR)||Water and Sanitation Program/National Governments|
Technology or Infrastructure Focus
|Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS)||Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)|
|Financing for Environmental, Affordable and Strategic Investments that Bring on Large-scale Expenditure (FEASIBLE)||OECD/EAP Task Force and COWI|
|Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) and Technology Introduction Process (TIP)||Skat Foundation|
Other (basin, community, organisation)
|Road map for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in River Basins||CARE International|
|Water for Life Sustainability Rating||Improve International|
The assessment included a review of over 220 tools. The working paper presents the 25 tools with clear content and a methodology for understanding, measuring, or predicting sustainability in short practical summary sheets (1-pagers). The paper can also be downloaded below.