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NGO partnerships and capacity development in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector

This report presents the results of research commissioned by the Adaptation and Cleaner Development Thematic Group within AusAID. The scope of the research covers partnerships with non-government organisations (NGOs) and effective ways to support capacity development including engagement with local government and utilities. The primary focus of the research is on the contribution of NGOs to the WASH sector in our region; development of a strategic approach and mechanisms for involving NGOs in the WSI; and investigation into indicative capacity of NGOs to scale up WASH work, including potential investment options. The findings of the study are presented in three parts: Part 1 presents guiding principles to maximise the effectiveness of AusAID’s engagement with NGOs, and includes recommended funding mechanisms. Part 2 presents an analysis of the WASH country context, existing AusAID, NGO and WASH activity, opportunities for further NGO engagement and relevant funding mechanisms in the ten focus countries. Part 3 presents an argument for why capacity development is a critical investment required in our region with lessons learned and four key recommendations.

TitleNGO partnerships and capacity development in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWilletts, J.R., Pedi, D., Carrard, N.R., Powell,, B., De Lacy, I.
Paginationv, 102 p. : boxes, fig., tab.
Date Published2008-10-01
PublisherInternational Water Centre
Place PublishedBrisbane, QLD, Australia
Keywordscapacity building, funding agencies, hygiene, non-governmental organizations, policies, sanitation, water supply
Abstract

This report presents the results of research commissioned by the Adaptation and Cleaner Development Thematic Group within AusAID. The scope of the research covers partnerships with non-government organisations (NGOs) and effective ways to support capacity development including engagement with local government and utilities. The primary focus of the research is on the contribution of NGOs to the WASH sector in our region; development of a strategic approach and mechanisms for involving NGOs in the WSI; and investigation into indicative capacity of NGOs to scale up WASH work, including potential investment options. The findings of the study are presented in three parts: Part 1 presents guiding principles to maximise the effectiveness of AusAID’s engagement with NGOs, and includes recommended funding mechanisms. Part 2 presents an analysis of the WASH country context, existing AusAID, NGO and WASH activity, opportunities for further NGO engagement and relevant funding mechanisms in the ten focus countries. Part 3 presents an argument for why capacity development is a critical investment required in our region with lessons learned and four key recommendations.

NotesBibliography: p. 90-93
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