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Everything you wanted to know about systems thinking, but were too afraid to ask!

by | February 18, 2019 | Harold Lockwood, Knowledge communication, Latest

Maybe you’ve heard about ‘systems thinking’ or taking a ‘systems-based approach’, but don’t really know what to make of it? March is almost here and the IRC 50th anniversary symposium is almost upon us, putting systems thinking front and centre of the conversation for WASH practitioners and policy makers, but what does it all really mean?

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How is the GLAAS useful to countries?

by | September 28, 2018 | Global, Goufrane Mansour, Julia Boulenouar, Knowledge communication, Latest, Monitoring & evaluation, Sanitation & Hygiene, Water Services, Western Africa

How is the GLAAS useful to countries?

As WASH practitioners, we’ve all heard of the GLAAS and used it in our work. We knew it as a great source of information on WASH sector status, but now we are supporting the implementation of the survey in francophone African countries, and wondering in what ways this process can actually be useful to countries.

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Weekly WASH graph: visualizing WASH investment plans in Rwanda

by | July 25, 2018 | Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Financing, Julia Boulenouar, Knowledge communication, Latest, Sanitation & Hygiene, Stef Smits, Water Services

This week’s Weekly WASH Graph presents an infographic and a graph, the combination of which reflects what we think should be the core content of WASH investment plans.
The Government of Rwanda seeks to achieve universal access to basic water services by 2024. In order to achieve that target, the Government is promoting what is called a ‘District-Wide Approach’ (DWA). In essence, this is a roadmap for strengthening the systems needed to ensure the delivery of WASH services for the entire district. This roadmap consists of: 1) a number of assessments of the current status of WASH services, 2) a WASH investment plan to get to universal and sustainable access, and 3) the implementation of such plan.

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