If WASH services are to deliver continuous benefits to users they must be supported by strong, responsive, permanent in-country institutions. Aguaconsult recently worked in partnership with WaterAid to document the processes which are being done to strengthen permanent institutions and improve service delivery in a number of countries around the world.  The output of this work was a series of case studies highlighting the challenges and accomplishments. These case studies are aimed at WASH practitioners and policy makers working to develop management and support processes that strengthen service sustainability

The first case study is from Nicaragua and seeks to share WaterAid’s experiences of working to strengthen sustainable WASH service provision in an environment characterised by weak and under resourced institutions, exposure to disasters, as well as a history of conflict and political polarization. To achieve this objective, WaterAid Nicaragua works to strengthen service delivery, strategic planning, financing, monitoring, coordination, accountability mechanisms and post-implementation support functions of permanent institutions. Barriers to sustainability and WaterAid’s approaches to addressing them are described in the case study which can also be found here


Ryan Schweitzer (Aguaconsult, UK), Josh Briemberg (WaterAid, Nicaragua) and Vincent Casey (WaterAid America)




WASH Sustainability




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