On the whole, stakeholder monitoring tends to be disjointed, with the diverse actors failing to coalesce their efforts around a common set of indicators. And there is a conspicuous lack of regulation of the rural water sector.
In Asutifi North District in Ghana, the local government works with IRC, Safe Water Network and World Vision (Conrad N. Hilton Foundation partners) to make it the first Ghanaian district where everyone has access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services by 2030.
Although most people acknowledge the importance of learning for improving performance in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, in practice key information and knowledge are too often not (or only partly) used for the planning and implementation of interventions.
In the first nine months of the strategic partnership Watershed – empowering citizens context analysis and stakeholder and factor analyses have been carried out. These analyses will give direction to the partnership's activities for the coming months.