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Experimenting with water service innovations in Ghana

Published on: 25/11/2014

Triple-S has been leading a process of active innovation and experimentation in Ghana (as well as in other countries). This involves running a number of experiments (five in Ghana and seven in Uganda) spanning the range of areas where innovative approaches to current challenges have been identified.

Taken together, these experiments will contribute to the sustainability and quality of rural water services. More importantly, by building sector capacity to take a rigorous and evidence-based approach to change, the experiments will pave the way for future innovation and informed policy making.

In Ghana, the following experiments have been undertaken:

  1. Creating a new model for rural water service monitoring
  2. Reducing handpump downtime using SMS technology
  3. Adopting a life-cycle costs approach for sustainable service delivery
  4. Analysing sector learning and adaptive capacity
  5. Promoting sector harmonisation and coordination

Triple-S has also been leading a process of innovation and experimentation in Uganda, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and India.