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Reports from the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning partnership

Published on: 26/05/2019

Four reports produced by the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership published.

Rural water asset inventory report

The report examines the status of WASH infrastructure assets in these woredas, all water supply schemes were mapped by woreda staff using mobile phone-based surveys. The objective of the Mile and South Ari Asset Inventory was to ensure up-to-date information is available on existing water schemes, including functionality and other critical WASH indicators, with a view to supporting the planning and coordination of borehole rehabilitation and maintenance interventions, and to monitor the outcomes of those interventions.

Life-cycle costs analysis

This report on the Life-Cycle Costs of rural water supply services in Mile, Afar region and South Ari, SNNPR, is a joint report produced by the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning Partnership and the USAID Lowland WASH Activity. It is one of a series of SWS baseline studies and systems analyses. The report examines the status and value of WASH infrastructure assets in these woredas, the costs and sources of financing to deliver services and financing gaps identified with respect to sustaining services.

Rural Water Service levels

This report uses the data from an asset inventory to estimate the level of services provided in the urban and rural areas of the two focus woredas of Sustainable WASH Systems learning partnership in Ethiopia, South Ari (SNNPR) and Mile (Afar). Service levels are assessed using different available approaches. These include the JMP water ladder, which differentiates between safely managed services, basic services, limited services and unserved, and using national norms and standards as set out in Ethiopia's first and second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-1 and GTP-2). The levels of service provided by the two main service delivery models, community-managed schemes and utility-managed schemes, are separately assessed.

Rural water sustainability check report

The sustainability check seeks to benchmark water services in these woredas, and assess both the performance of service providers and the performance of service authorities. Data from an asset inventory were the main source for scoring the level of provided services in the two woredas or more details and discussion on service levels. Key informant interviews formed the basis for scoring at service provider and service authority levels.

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