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TitlePROWWESS (Promotion of the Role of Women in Water and Environmental Sanitation Services) : a forward-looking assessment : report of an independent team
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsVaa, M, Peters, RAAE, M. D'Souza, K, Rosales-Escalante, E, Weidlund, J
Paginationxiv, 73 p.
Date Published1991-01-01
PublisherUNDP PROWWESS (Promotion of the Role of Women in Water Supply and Sanitation)
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Keywordscommunity participation, evaluation, impact, international organizations, projects, sustainable development, united nations organizations, women

PROWWESS was begun in 1983 by the UNDP. Its activities include training workshops, the development of methodologies designed for a community-participatory approach to water and sanitation projects, including the development of manuals, audio-visual materials and publications, and monitoring and evaluation of projects. It has been shown that service sustainability was higher in the PROWWESS field projects than in projects where women were not involved. Since 1990 most operational responsibilities have been transferred from UNDP Headquarters to the PROWWESS office within the UNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program at the World Bank. It is recommended in this assessment that PROWWESS achieves its own separate identity within the UNDP-World Bank Program. A list of PROWWESS projects, including country, funding, objectives and results is included in this report.

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