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Systems strengthening case studies from Agenda for Change partners in Bolivia, Uganda, Madagascar and Nicaragua.

TitleEvidence of stronger systems : World Water Week August 2019
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAgenda for Change
Pagination63 p.
Date Published08/2019
PublisherIRC / Agenda for Change
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordssystems approach, systems strengthening

On Monday 26 August 2019, the Agenda for Change collaboration hosted its fifth annual breakfast to kick off Stockholm World Water Week. This report includes the following case studies presented at the breakfast meeting:

  • Reaching Everyone Forever in San Pedro, Bolivia, presented by Kimberly Slinde Lemme, Director of Program Learning and Influence at Water For People. By 2014, everyone in San Pedro had at least basic access to water, and in 2018 they still do, with the proportion of high service increasing. Water For People continues to track service levels, but has plans to exit once sustainable service delivery is established.
  • Mobilizing government in and around Kampala, Uganda, presented by Ceaser Kimbugwe, Sustainability WASH Project Manager with WaterAid Uganda. One key activity was to set up a forum for the mayors of towns around Kampala to help them engage with their citizens and to agree on a Sanitation Ordinance, which was passed in March 2019.
  • Sector planning using life-cycle costing in Madagascar, presented by Kelly Alexander, Senior Learning and Influence Advisor for Water plus at CARE USA. Through the Rural Access to New Opportunities for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (RANO WASH) program, CARE, WaterAid, and other partners ensured that the updated sector plan was informed by data and the involvement of WASH actors at regional and national levels, including Private sector and civil society organizations.
  • Financing sanitation businesses in Nicaragua, presented by Mauricio Villagra, Senior Program Manager, Water For People Nicaragua. Water For People, WaterAid, and other partners employed a market-based approach to sanitation in rural communities, small towns, and urban areas. Forever means something can be sustained without NGO involvement: as scale increases, NGO investment falls off.


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