Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) need to be better integrated into government systems that will endure post-implementation. Further, there is a need to expand the data collected and improve the quality of national monitoring systems.
|Title||Monitoring and evaluation of WASH in schools programs : lessons from implementing organizations|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Deroo, L, Walter, E, Graham, J|
|Secondary Title||Journal of water sanitation and hygiene for development|
Increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools improves health and performance among learners. School WASH programmes are being scaled-up globally, however little is known about how they are monitored and evaluated. The authors studied 21 organisations implementing WASH in school programmes to assess monitoring and evaluation (M&E) policies and practices. Five barriers emerged: (1) logistical challenges; (2) limited staff capacity; (3) limited funding; (4) inadequate management systems; and (5) socio-political barriers. The findings highlight the need to better integrate M&E into government systems that will endure post-implementation. Further, there is a need to expand the data collected and improve the quality of national monitoring systems. This will likely require additional human and financial resources that can then translate into better planning and budgeting with the end goal of providing a hygienic environment for children to learn and grow [author abstract].
|Short Title||J Water Sanit Hyg Dev|