Uganda Triple-S initiative

Triple-S, short for Sustainable Services at Scale, is an initiative to address the growing problem of sustainability of rural water supplies. In Uganda, a consortium of partners is spearheading Triple-S. They include:

Why Triple-S?

Uganda’s water sector faces growing challenges in terms of sustainability of water supplies. According to the 2010 sector performance report, functionality dropped from 83% in 2008/09 to 81% in 2009/10, despite the founding of a national level thematic working group on functionality. This means that around 1 out of 5 water supply systems in the country is not functioning at any given time.

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  • A model that will transform WASH sector learning processes in Uganda

    IRC/Triple-S Uganda is working with the Ministry of Water and Environment to develop a learning and coordination model aimed at improving learning at different levels. In this article, Peter Magara the National Learning Facilitator of IRC/Triple-S Uganda, describes the proposed learning model

  • Stop wasting energy, invest in services that last

    A message from IRC Uganda on the occasion of the World Water Day, 2014. The message urges all key actors in the WASH sector to apply the Service Delivery Approach.

  • Setting up an online data system for monitoring

    After developing a set of Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs), IRC/Triple-S Initiative in Uganda has set up an online digital system where data collected can be stored and accessed easily. 

  • The story behind functionality figures

    New report reveals that, despite relatively high functionality rates depicted in national statistics, only a small percentage of water users in rural Uganda have access to a reliable source.

  • District Local Governments get clearance to give HPMAs business

    When the Ministry of Water and Environment undertook to establish HPMAs, there were concerns about the viability of the associations especially in the face of competition with other service providers who are savvier with procurement procedures. Now the rules have been waived for the HPMAs' benefit.

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