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Published on: 26/04/2017

USAID TRANSFORM WASH is a USAID-funded project implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC that started in January 2017. The consortium are working closely government agencies - including the Ministry of Health, the National WASH Coordination Office and regional governments - to transform markets for low-cost sanitation products and services nationwide. In May 2017, the first regional activities started in SNNPR.

The overall objective of the project is to improve WASH outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing access to and sustained use of a wide spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a substantial focus on sanitation. Specific project objectives are to:

  • Increase WASH governance and management capacity at the subnational level
  • Increase demand for low-cost, quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation
  • Increase supply for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation
  • Increase the knowledge base to bring WASH innovations to scale

IRC leads the delivery of a learning agenda to deliver the fourth cross-cutting component of the project, seeking to take WASH innovations to scale based upon new evidence from action research undertaken with project partners. Sharing and use of this knowledge will be facilitated through strengthening learning platforms at regional and national levels.

An overview of learning notes documenting lessons learnt is available here.

The performance evaluation final report of the Transform WASH project is available here.

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