In Asutifi North District in Ghana, the local government works with IRC, Safe Water Network and World Vision (Conrad N. Hilton Foundation partners) to make it the first Ghanaian district where everyone has access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services by 2030.
At IRC we're pretty clear about our aims – about the world we want to see. Everyone, everywhere enjoying access to water, sanitation and hygiene services that last forever. But how to get there? And what's our role?
Triple-S (Sustainable Services at Scale) has led a process of learning and innovation to improve rural water service delivery in Ghana and Uganda. Each experiment has documented, results and recommendations shared with stakeholders in the two countries. In addition, the progress on the innovation...
IRC country director of Uganda, Jane Nabunnya Mulumba reflects back on 2014 and sets her goals for the coming year: building on the legacy of Triple-S and reaching the national targets for water and sanitation coverage
In this blog Patrick Moriarty reflects on Stockholm World Water Week 2014. There is good progress in language (and some tools) around the role of government in delivering services, he argues. But it's still an uphill struggle on who pays for what.
In the third of three blog posts, CEO of IRC Patrick Moriarty explains why “government leadership” is critical to tackle inequality, poverty and to create sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services – and why we need to stop believing in fairy tales be they about self-supporting communities...
"The 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of true WASH service delivery is entirely within our reach," argues CEO of IRC Patrick Moriarty in this second of three blog posts. "We're ready. What's to stop us? Two big scary words: Government and Money."
The fifth edition of the Africa Water Week, which took place from the 26-30 May 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, was a great success. One of the sessions that stood out was the discussion on the role of local government in sustainable service delivery, organised by IRC and partners.