Documenting GSF success in Madagascar

Date: 22nd September 2013

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WSSCC’s Katherine Anderson is in Madagascar to work with colleagues at the GSF programme in the country, known locally as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement and managed by Medical Care Development International (MCDI). The Executing Agency is showing strong implementation of the programme which is delivering results through 15 Sub-grantees working in 14 of Madagascar’s 22 regions. By end June 2013 a total of 115,860 people have improved toilets (up from 85,000 by end 2012) and 449,184 people live in ODF environments (up from 251,000 by end 2012). A total of 3,743 communities have been declared ODF.

Work continues to improve monitoring and evaluation processes, with particular focus on data verification and ODF certification processes. Documentation of innovations and lessons learned is currently being carried out in partnership with the CLTS foundation. The scaling up of the GSF programme in Madagascar is being taken to the national level with the objective of encouraging all regions to implement their own programmes. The GSF programme in Madagascar’s Mid-term Evaluation outcome survey is in its final stages and the evaluation will take place in the second half of 2013.

You can follow some of the “stories from the field” being sent by Ms. Anderson in this WSSCC photo gallery, or on WSSCC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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