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TitleEvaluating and improving the WASH sector: strengthening WASH governance, learning about complexity, assessing change
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGarandeau, R, Casella, D, Bostoen, K
Secondary TitleThematic overview paper/ IRC
Pagination98 p.
Date Published2009-06-01
Place PublishedThe Hague
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsevaluation, evaluation methods, funding agencies, hygiene, monitoring, sanitation, sdiman, water supply

This paper is a literature review of three paradigms of development interventions and the methodologies of assessment that evaluate their contributions to improving lives. The approach and methods of evaluation of each paradigm - the causal chain and evidence-based evaluations; black boxes and realistic evaluations; and complex adaptive systems, complexity evaluations and change assessment - are first described, followed by examples of their application (in whole or in part) in water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. In taking stock of the complex environs where water, sanitation and hygiene interventions are being operationalised, the literature review concludes with the need to employ multiple methods of evaluation and to enlarge the mechanistic notion of monitoring and evaluation processes as funding requirements to also include a reflection and learning process that aids in the improvement and development of more robust interventions.  


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