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This policy brief presents findings from piloting of M4W, an initiative to enable users to report water facility faults by SMS, in Uganda.

TitleUsing mobile phones to facilitate local monitoring and improve functionality of rural water points
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAbisa, J
Pagination4 p. : 1 fig.
Date Published10/2014
Place PublishedKampala, Uganda
Keywordsmobile phones

Mobile phones for improved access to clean water (M4W) is an initiative to improve the functionality of rural drinking water points by enabling water users to report faults by text message. The initiative has been implemented by a consortium of partners including SNV Uganda, IRC/Triple-S, Makerere University and Water Aid.

This brief summarises findings based on piloting across eight districts: Lira, Kabarole, Arua, Kasese, Kyenjojo, Amuria, Masindi and Katakwi. It identifies challenges associated with implementation, potential benefits and estimated costs, and possible next steps for scaling up.


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