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WASH sustainability assessment tool

This tool indicates where policies and practices regarding sustainability of rural water supply are strong and where improvements can be made.

This tool allows programme development partner staff to make an assessment of the WASH sector from a sustainability perspective in any given country. It was developed under the Triple-S initiative by IRC and Aguaconsult, originally at the request of USAID, and draws on aspects of a similar tool developed by AGUASAN with funding from the Swiss Development Corporation. The tool can be applied with differing levels of intensity from a quick 'brainstorm' type approach taking one or two people a few hours, all the way through to a structured workshop type approach that may last several days. Costs of application can therefore range between a few hundred dollars and several thousand.