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Participatory performance monitoring of sanitation and hygiene services at scale in Bangladesh

Besides halving the number of people without access to improved water supply and sanitation, the new post-2015 development goals for the WASH sector will probably include sustainable service delivery and safe use. These are also the objectives of the WASH II programme in Bangladesh. It is implemented by BRAC, a large NGO, with support from three donors and spans 248 of the 502 districts. To monitor outcomes, BRAC and IRC developed a system that quantifies a limited number (15) of behavioural indicators at scale. A special challenge was to combine statistically reliable evidence with information that communities can use to improve their performance. After a description of the history and concepts of the methodology, this paper presents the first outcomes of the first monitoring round (December 2012). Conclusions are drawn on the possibility to use more participatory monitoring at scale that combines statistical rigour for accountability with sharing knowledge for local development.

TitleParticipatory performance monitoring of sanitation and hygiene services at scale in Bangladesh
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSijbesma, C., Ahmed, M.
Secondary TitleIRC Symposium 2013: Monitoring sustainable WASH service delivery
Pagination8 p. : 1 fig., tab.
Date Published04/2013
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsbangladesh, hygiene, indicators, monitoring, participatory methods, safe water supply, sanitation
Abstract

Besides halving the number of people without access to improved water supply and sanitation, the new post-2015 development goals for the WASH sector will probably include sustainable service delivery and safe use. These are also the objectives of the WASH II programme in Bangladesh. It is implemented by BRAC, a large NGO, with support from three donors and spans 248 of the 502 districts. To monitor outcomes, BRAC and IRC developed a system that quantifies a limited number (15) of behavioural indicators at scale. A special challenge was to combine statistically reliable evidence with information that communities can use to improve their performance. After a description of the history and concepts of the methodology, this paper presents the first outcomes of the first monitoring round (December 2012). Conclusions are drawn on the possibility to use more participatory monitoring at scale that combines statistical rigour for accountability with sharing knowledge for local development.

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Participatory performance monitoring of sanitation and hygiene services at scale in Bangladesh. This paper presents the outcomes of the first monitoring round (December 2012) of the BRAC WASH programme in Bangladesh. Conclusions are drawn on the possibility to use more participatory monitoring at scale that combines statistical rigor for accountability with sharing knowledge for local development.

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