Global Sanitation Fund mid-term evaluation and Management Response now available

Date: 1st June 2016

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A key approach used in the GSF is community-led total sanitation (CLTS), which involves 'triggering' behaviour change in local communities, such as this community in Cambodia. Credit: Hakim Hadjel/WSSCC

A key approach used in the GSF is community-led total sanitation (CLTS), which involves ‘triggering’ behaviour change in local communities, such as this community in Cambodia. Credit: Hakim Hadjel/WSSCC

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has released a recently completed independent mid-term evaluation of the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), as well as WSSCC’s Management Response to the evaluation.

The evaluation confirms the strength and flexibility of the GSF model in different organizational contexts and also provides recommendations for further strengthening the GSF and addressing key challenges related to equality of access and the sustainability of improved services.

The report is a synthesis of seven evaluation reports covering GSF-supported programmes in Cambodia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Uganda. The mid-term evaluation was undertaken by IOD PARC, an independent consultancy firm.

WSSCC has also issued a Management Response to the main observations in the synthesis report. The Management Response addresses issues raised by the evaluations concerning: achievement of planned targets; expression of theory of change; sustainability of behaviour change; role of sanitation marketing; focus on gender and equality; and monitoring, learning, and documentation of country driven approaches to improving sustainable sanitation and hygiene behaviours.

Each section of the Response includes an analysis of the main themes and related actions that the GSF and its partners are undertaking in their continued efforts to achieve universal access.

Click here to download the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF): Mid Term Evaluation.

Click here to download the WSSCC Management Response.

 

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