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Triple-S was a six-year multi-country learning initiative that aimed to help address the challenge of rural water supply sustainability. The project was implemented by IRC and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its objective was to push for a paradigm shift towards "sustainable rural water services at scale",

This report summarises findings from the overall evaluation of the Triple-S project, drawing on the evaluation of activities in the two focus countries (Ghana and Uganda), as well as of activities undertaken at the international level and in "non-focus" countries where elements of the Triple-S approach were also applied, such as in Burkina Faso, Honduras, India, Mozambique, Kenya, Liberia or Timor Leste.

The end-of-project evaluation focuses on five areas of enquiry:

  • Evaluation of project achievements (outcomes, outputs, methods and impacts)
  • Assessment of uptake and vision of Triple-S in the international arena, as well as in focus countries and non-focus countries;
  • Evaluation of the project design and its efficacy in terms of implementation
  • Evaluation of project management
  • Assessment of the project legacy

While Triple-S was successful in promoting sustainability and the Service Delivery Approach (SDA) at the international level and in the target countries, the project impact at ground level was limited.

Better, more practical and targeted communication of the SDA approach was recommended together with the inclusion of funding needs and broadening its application from simple rural water supplies to small town piped supplies and sanitation.

TitleEnd-of-project evaluation (EPE) : Triple-S – Water Services that Last, an IRC initiative 2009-2014 : main report
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTremolet, S., Valfrey, B., Mansour, G., Aubriot, J.
Pagination115 p. : 3 boxes, 12 fig., 4 tab.
Date Published01/2015
PublisherIRC and HYDROCONSEIL
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Triple-S was a six-year multi-country learning initiative that aimed to help address the challenge of rural water supply sustainability. The project was implemented by IRC and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its objective was to push for a paradigm shift towards "sustainable rural water services at scale",

This report summarises findings from the overall evaluation of the Triple-S project, drawing on the evaluation of activities in the two focus countries (Ghana and Uganda), as well as of activities undertaken at the international level and in "non-focus" countries where elements of the Triple-S approach were also applied, such as in Burkina Faso, Honduras, India, Mozambique, Kenya, Liberia or Timor Leste.

The end-of-project evaluation focuses on five areas of enquiry:

  • Evaluation of project achievements (outcomes, outputs, methods and impacts)
  • Assessment of uptake and vision of Triple-S in the international arena, as well as in focus countries and non-focus countries;
  • Evaluation of the project design and its efficacy in terms of implementation
  • Evaluation of project management
  • Assessment of the project legacy

While Triple-S was successful in promoting sustainability and the Service Delivery Approach (SDA) at the international level and in the target countries, the project impact at ground level was limited.

Better, more practical and targeted communication of the SDA approach was recommended together with the inclusion of funding needs and broadening its application from simple rural water supplies to small town piped supplies and sanitation.

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