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Quick guide to IRC in Latin America

Published on: 06/03/2013

IRC's work in Latin America focuses very much on Honduras. In other countries in Latin America and at regional level IRC provides advisory services and carries out research.

IRC's work in Latin America focuses very much on Honduras. There, we support the national government in the development and application of a service delivery approach. In addition to Honduras, IRC also provides advisory services and carries out research in other countries in Latin America and at regional level. Examples include a study on the impact of support to rural service providers in Colombia and the support to the development of monitoring indicators, and their application in El Salvador and Paraguay.

Examples of IRC's projects in Latin America


Multiple-use services ProjectBolivia, Colombia2005-2008
SWITCH – Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow's Cities' HealthBrazil, Colombia, Peru2006-2010
Knowledge Management and strenthening of the Resource Centre RAS-HONHonduras2007-2011
Assisting the development of the national WASH policy development and the development of WASH policies for 13 municipalitiesHonduras2011-2011
Documenting the experience of Water for People in the municipality of Chinda, HondurasHonduras2011
IRC and CINARA assess impact of post-construction support on rural water supply services in ColombiaColombia2011
IRC supports the development of sustainability indicators in Latin AmericaEl Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay2011-2012
Feasibility study for improvement of water supply and extension projects in ChuquiaguilloBolivia2012
Life-Cycle Cost study on the various intervention models in FHIS supporting the process towards standardisation of intervention models in the water and sanitation sector in HondurasHonduras2012-2013
Support to the Everyone Forever Initiative in HondurasHonduras2012-2014
Technical assistance in the preparation and support of demo projects for increased sustainability of water supply and sanitation services in areas of extreme poverty in ColombiaColombia2013-2014