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TitleWest Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) : monitoring and evaluation plan, program framework and indicators
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsNichols, L
Secondary TitleActivity report / EHP
Volumeno. 124
Paginationix, 47 p.
Date Published2004-01-01
PublisherEnvironmental Health Project (EHP)
Place PublishedArlington, VA, USA
Keywordsdracontiasis, equipment failure, evaluation, hand washing, monitoring, planning, programmes, pumps, safe water supply, sanitation, sdiman, west africa, west africa water initiative

The West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) was launched in late 2001 as a partnership comprising of fourteen international institutions: the Conrad Hilton Foundation, World Vision, USAID, UNICEF, WaterAid, the World Chlorine Council, Winrock International, Lions Club International, the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, the Desert Research Institute, the International Trachoma Initiative, the United Nations Foundation, Helen Keller International and the Carter Center. This document presents a starting point for a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan to assess progress towards the four WAWI objectives: (1) increase the level of access for the poor and vulnerable populations to sustainable, safe water and environmental sanitation services; (2) reduce the prevalence of water-borne diseases, including trachoma, guinea worm, and diarrhoeal diseases; (3) ensure ecologically and financially sustainable management of water quantity and quality; and (4) foster a new model of partnership and institutional synergy. To measure the progress made toward the above-stated objectives, the following six core indicators were chosen: (1) percentage of target population with access to safe water; (2) percentage of households in target communities with access to sanitation; (3) percentage of caretakers and food preparers who wash their hands properly with soap, and at appropriate times; (4) number of cases of water-borne and water-related diseases (guinea worm, trachoma); (5) percentage of sites where the pump did not operate for a maximum of ten days; and (6) work plans that were created and adopted by the respective country teams and annually updated. A full presentation of each indicator, with an accompanying discussion, is presented in this report, along with recommended next steps for the implementation of the WAWI M&E plan.

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Original PublicationMonitoring and evaluation plan for the West Africa water initiative


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