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An Excel tool to assess the strengths and weaknesses of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: both in general and for a specific service delivery model.

TitleWASH system building block assessment tool
Publication TypeTool
Year of Publication2020
PaginationExcel sheet [5.1 MB]
Date Published02/2020
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

This Excel tool can be used to assess the status of the building blocks to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene services or WASH services away from home (i.e. at schools or health care facilities). You can also use the tool to assess the functioning of the building blocks for a specific Service Delivery Model.

Each building block is assessed by scoring statements with a score of 1–5, where 1 stands for non-existent/ very weak and 5 means fully compliant/ very strong (or N/A if the statement is not applicable). Next to a score per statement (1–5 or N/A), you are asked to provide a short explanation for the score and include sources or references which can support the reasoning behind the score.

Together the statements produce an average score for each building block that is visualised with a traffic light score (from red to dark green). This provides a snapshot of the building blocks that are weak (or strong) in your context. The snapshot shows the entry points to start strengthening the system, and will help to start a discussion with other stakeholders on the status of the system, and how to coordinate, align and target interventions for greater effect.

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