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Sustainability instruments contribute to better water, sanitation of hygiene (WASH) projects but still face shortcomings.

TitleExperiences with sustainability instruments : clauses, checks and compacts for ensuring WASH Services
Publication TypeLiterature Review
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsVerhoeven, J., Uijtewaal, E., Schouten, T.
Pagination19 p. : 8 tab.
Date Published03/2015
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

This report, based on a desk review, describes experiences in the use of several sustainability instruments that are used in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects. These instruments are:

  • the sustainability clause, check and compact developed by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), an agency of the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • the Sanitation and Water for All country compacts for Ghana and Liberia, and
  • the financial, institutional, environmental, technical and social (FIETS) approach developed by the Dutch WASH Alliance for monitoring sustainability.

The report concludes with a summary of the main features of each instrument followed by a discussion on how they contributed to sustainable projects as well as on their shortcomings.


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