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SMARTerWASH: a multi-partner joint initiative

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), IRC, Akvo, Water for People and SKyFox have started helping districts to monitor water and sanitation in 64 districts, making up nearly one third of Ghana. This is done by improving the current monitoring tools, integrating private sector, district and project information systems, and developing capacities to use the information to improve water and sanitation services. The DGIS PPP SMARTerWASH is a joint initiative (Public Private Partnership) with matching funds from the RVO (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) of the Government of the Netherlands. 

There are three smart components that will be operationalised:

  • The District Monitoring and Evaluation System (DiMES) to analyse and collect data against sector guidelines
  • Akvo FLOW to collect data using mobile phones and visualise it online
  • SkyFox SMS to help communities report problems, order spare parts, and access financing

The project started in March 2013 and ends in September 2016.

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