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Emerging lessons from experiments in Uganda
Emerging lessons from experiments in Uganda

A series of Policy Briefs highlight lessons emerging from the experiments that have been undertaken to improve the sustainability and quality of rural water services in Uganda.

Public finance critical for rural water services
Public finance critical for rural water services

Public finance plays a critical role in providing sustainable water services at scale. How can it be used to complement private funds and what are the challenges?

2014 WASH Sustainability Forum Report
2014 WASH Sustainability Forum Report

The 2014 WASH sustainability Forum Report synthesizes the materials presented, explores opportunities for applying Forum outcomes and provides recommendations for next steps in WASH Sustainability.

Combining aid and trade for sustainable services?
Combining aid and trade for sustainable services?

As trade relationships gradually replace traditional development aid, strong country leadership and sector capacities will determine whether resources are used effectively for services that last.

Keeping sustainability discussions going
Keeping sustainability discussions going

The 2014 WASH sustainability Forum Report synthesizes the materials presented, explores opportunities for applying the outcomes and provides recommendations for next steps in WASH Sustainability. Discussions continue online and face to face. 

Ghana's new monitoring framework for monitoring services provided and sustained
Ghana's new monitoring framework for monitoring services provided and sustained

In Stockholm, CWSA and IRC presented Ghana’s new monitoring framework for rural and small town water services, which enables monitoring of services provided and sustained at scale.

IRC showcases innovations in service sustainability at Stockholm
IRC showcases innovations in service sustainability at Stockholm

At World Water Week in Stockholm IRC will showcase Triple-S innovations in service sustainability, launch the WASHCost book and together with Water for People present 'Everyone Forever'.

Monitoring at decentralised levels, finding the answers
Monitoring at decentralised levels, finding the answers

A video from Burkina Faso explores questions around monitoring of rural water services and presents different approaches.

Perspectives on the role of local government in WASH services delivery
Rugumayo Brian, local administrator in Kyenjojo district, Uganda

Video explores role of local government in the delivery of sustainable WASH services in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Uganda. 

Fifth WASH Sustainability Forum
Group work at 5th WASH Sustainability Forum by Felix Kalkman

At the 5th WASH Sustainability Forum in Amsterdam, water, sanitation and hygiene professionals discussed how to provide lasting services for the world’s poorest.

From chaos to coordinated action
Ghana's district operational manual

By clearly defining 'the rules of the game' for their water and sanitation sectors, Ghana and Uganda create an environment that encourages teamwork and ultimately sustainable services at scale.

New working paper gives easy access to 25 sustainability tools
Working paper gives easy access to 25 sustainability tools

Working paper 10 provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of the market for WASH sustainability tools and identifies gaps. 25 promising tools are summarised in practical 1-pagers.

The commune of Gorgadji improves water charge collection through monitoring
Gorgadji improves water charge collection through monitoring

Monitoring and awareness raising have helped the commune of Gorgadji collect fees for preventive maintenance of waterpoints and take steps towards sustainable water supply services. 

Monitoring and evaluation: what does it cost and who pays?
Monitoring and evaluation: what does it cost and who pays?

Monitoring and evaluation are key to improving the performance and sustainability of WASH services. But how much does they cost and how should they be paid for?

Seminar Monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa
Ouaga Monitoring

Over 200 people from 32 countries came together at the seminar on monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa. Daily newsletters, highlight discussions and recommendations from the event.

WASH for everyone for everywhere, moving from vision to practice
WASH for everyone for everywhere, moving from vision to practice

Making water and sanitation services available to everyone for life requires new ways of working. The WASH Conference in Brisbane fuelled discussion on a service delivery approach.

Call for approaches and tools
Call for approaches and tools

Call to submit approaches or tools for sustainability to be featured at the fifth WASH Sustainability Forum.

Webinar series on sustainability assessment tools for rural water services
Webinar series on sustainability assessment tools for rural water services

Sector stakeholders are increasingly using sustainability tools. Two webinars in March drew on research conducted as part of Triple-S and generated discussion on areas for improvement. 

Save the date: WASH sustainability forum 2014
WASH sustainability forum 2014

The fifth annual WASH Sustainability Forum will be held on June 30th & July 1st in The Netherlands and will focus on practical approaches and tools for sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support continued Triple-S work in Ghana
Foundation to support continued Triple-S work

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded US$3 million to IRC to continue and build on the work in Ghana begun under the Triple-S project.