Welcome to the "partner perspectives" section where SWA partners can share news, experiences and insights.

  • UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) – Insights into sustainability

    29 Aug 2014 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Fiona Gore, Project Manager, Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS), WHO

    With Stockholm World Water Week 2014 coming up, I am very excited to be able to engage in discussions and present insights into sustainability issues emerging from the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2014 results from 93 countries around the world. Sustainability is critical for…

  • Five pillars on five islands in Indonesia

    28 Aug 2014 in
    by Christina Aristanti, Yayasan Dian Desa and Roel Blesgraaf – Simavi

    Will the local people continue their improved defecation habits when our programme has ended? Will the volunteers and local government have the commitment to continue the support and monitoring of communities when we have finished our sanitation and hygiene promotion programme? Of course we don't know yet, but we have…

  • The Sustainability Index Tool (SIT): one of USAID’s responses to reducing WASH system failure

    27 Aug 2014 in Events
    by Heather Skilling, Spécialiste eau et assainissement pour USAID

    Like many development partners, USAID has invested in the creation of a “sustainability tool.” Our tool, called the Sustainability Index Tool or SIT, was created together with our partner Rotary International to help ensure that the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services we support are sustained. USAID has a dual…

  • Framework of Service Delivery indicators for Assessing and Monitoring Rural and Small Town Water Supply Services in Ghana

    25 Aug 2014 in Events
    by Vida Duti, Directeur Pays au Ghana, IRC

    The rural water and sanitation sub sector of Ghana is on a positive trajectory towards establishing an inventory of rural and small-towns water systems across the country and a continuous service monitoring process that will enable the sector to measure and report on access, functionality and sustainability of service levels.…

  • The promise of results based finance in WASH

    22 Aug 2014 in News Gallery
    by Antoinette Kome, Global Sector Coordinator for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, SNV

    Like Plan and Oxfam, SNV has just started implementing a four-year WASH RBF programme with DFID. The catch is that outcomes in terms of access are expected to contribute to the MDGs (so end 2015). In SNV’s case the programme is focused on rural sanitation and hygiene, and implemented across…