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TitleSustainability and disengagement strategies : WASH interventions in vulnerable contexts : ACF Laos - Cambodia country missions : fieldwork - 1 of 4 : research findings and feedback
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHouse, S
Pagination138 p.; boxes; tab.; fig.;
Date Published2007-05-01
PublisherAction Against Hunger International Network, ACF
Place PublishedParis, France
Keywordscambodia, international cooperation, laos, sustainability, sustainable development

The ‘Sustainability and disengagement strategies; WASH in vulnerable contexts’ research is being undertaken by an external consultant with the contributions of a wide range of staff members from within the ACF international network (ACF-IN). It aims to learn from ACF-IN programmes as to current good practice and challenges and to learn from communities and other sector actors from around the world on good practice in relation to achieving sustainability in vulnerable contexts. The main outputs will be a manual and accompanying CD which will be produced near the end of 2007The fieldwork in Lao PDR & Cambodia was undertaken in May 2005 over a 13 day period. The aim of this field work was particularly to learn from the following aspects – the longer term approaches used in the Lao PDR programme, the links between the one year ECHO and three year EC projects, the transition of the programme over time, to visit older projects to evaluate sustainability, to consider issues in areas where there are marginalised groups and forced displacement and or neglect, and to start to consider sustainability issues related to disaster risk reduction. The following three field work missions (to Liberia,
northern Kenya and Nicaragua) will concentrate on other elements of sustainability which relate to their particular contexts and the particular strengths of and challenges for the programmes. Sincere thanks to the communities, ACF team members and other sector actors in Lao PDR and Cambodia for the support they provided to the research visit and their openness about both successes
and challenges, both of which have been useful for learning. Lessons and case studies from this report will be extracted for inclusion in the good practice guideline manual to be produced as an output of the research at the end of 2007. Therefore, ACF staffs involved
in both the ACF Lao PDR and Cambodia programmes are welcomed to forward any corrections, comments, or differences in opinion and observation, before the beginning of September 2007. [authors abstract]

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