Do Donor Restrictions Affect Sustainability of Water and Sanitation Interventions? Results from a Pilot Survey

Dec 21, 2015
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The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector has had its challenges. Reasons for failure usually focus on technology, water users, community management committees, local government, national government policies and implementers (NGOs). Rarely are the implications of funding mechanisms and restrictions discussed. Improve International seeks to end the unacceptably high failure rates of water and sanitation interventions in developing countries. With a focus on accountability, learning, and innovation, Improve International helps improve the work and coordination of international development organizations and donors focused on addressing the worldwide water and sanitation crisis. In support of Improve International's mission, a pilot survey was conducted to investigate the effect that grants and donations have on the sustainability of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions in developing countries.