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New book presents state of the art on water and sanitation monitoring

Published on: 08/04/2015

The essentials of creating actionable monitoring systems for lasting results.

From Infrastructure to Services book coverFrom Infrastructure to Services is essential reading for anyone who needs to know how to strengthen the monitoring of water supply, sanitation and hygiene services in developing countries.

A must read for anyone who is asked to create sustainable M&E systems, and to make use of the data for lasting development results, Fabio B. Losa, African Development Bank

Edited by IRC’s Ton Schouten and Stef Smits, the book reveals important breakthroughs in country-led and country-wide monitoring of rural and small towns water supplies; ICT for monitoring sustainable service delivery; monitoring the finance needed for service delivery; monitoring for sanitation and hygiene; and building coherence in global–regional–national monitoring. It asks: does project monitoring emphasize donor rather than user accountability or is it a necessary stepping stone to better national WASH sector monitoring?

The book is essential reading for programme managers and policy makers in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector, both in development agencies and government departments. It should also be read by researchers and students in the WASH sector.

From Infrastructure to Services is based on the proceedings of the 2013 IRC Symposium on  Monitoring sustainable WASH service delivery, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The book costs £34.16 for the hardback and £16.16 for the paperback version, excluding postage. The e-book version costs £9.98. The book can be ordered from Practical Action at: developmentbookshop.com/from-infrastructure-to-services.

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