The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has released a recently completed independent Mid-Term Review of its progress against the intended results of the Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016 (MTSP), as well as the Council’s Management Response to the review.
The review was undertaken by IFMR LEAD and managed for quality assurance by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) under the 3ie Sanitation and Hygiene Thematic Window.
WSSCC’s strategies through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and Sanitation Leadership Trust Fund (SLTF) programmes in its MTSP responded to a broader sector context seeking to accelerate progress against MDG targets in sanitation and hygiene and the recognition at the close of the MDGs that inequalities are an important obstacle to the achievement of global development goals
The evaluation confirms the strength and flexibility of the WSSCC model in different organizational contexts. Notably, while displaying improved cost-efficiencies, the GSF demonstrated positive results on its primary outcome of achievement of ODF communities and increased access to and use of sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices. WSSCC research studies commissioned during this period were commended for filling evidence gaps within WASH literature, and for their utility in sector-wide advocacy processes and advances, particularly around sanitation and hygiene issues focused on women and marginalized groups.
The review also provides recommendations for further strengthening the Council and addressing challenges related to knowledge management and the sustainability of improved services.
WSSCC has also issued a Management Response to the recommendations in the review, with a comprehensive internal response plan developed for each recommendation, under the headings of Programme Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation and Governance.
Click here to download the Executive Summary of the Mid-Term Review of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s Medium-Term Strategic Plan, 2012-16.
Click here to download the WSSCC Management Response.
The full MTR is available from the Secretariat by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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