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IRC study aims for clearer insight into aid effectiveness

Published on: 17/03/2014

A  three-country case study looks at aid effectiveness and sustainability in all WASH sectors.

IRC is conducting a study to gain better insight in the effectiveness of aid in achieving enhanced capacities to deliver and sustain safe, reliable water services and long-term behavior change for hygiene and sanitation.

The study is taking place between December 2013 and May 2014 in the form of case studies in three selected countries; Ghana, Burkina Faso and Honduras. It involves a desk review of existing documents and data bases, in combination with semi-structured interviews with representatives at the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, other lead ministries, local governments and relevant networks of (I)NGOs. An on-line questionnaire for selected (I)NGOs is also available. 

The outcomes of the study are meant to fuel the current understanding and thinking on the effectiveness of aid in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector

Results of the cases studies will be shared through the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership and in a seminar on Aid Effectiveness and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services at the Stockholm World Water Week in August.

 At country level, the outcomes of the study are meant to fuel the current understanding and thinking on the effectiveness of aid in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, and particularly regarding countries leadership role in making effective use of aid money. The results will also provide inputs and insights to further complement and or detail the preliminary aid effectiveness monitoring framework being developed by WaterAid.