From no service to improved services: how communities in Bangladesh monitor themselves
This briefing note shares the use of social tools that will allow to empower the communities by giving them access to information about the status of ground reality in terms of WASH services and facilities, policies and practices. By building the capacity of the...
Published on August 31, 2020
Adherence to regulated pro-poor water access tariffs in low income areas
Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Company Limited (NAWASCO), like many other water companies in Kenya has a pro-poor unit that targets the poor facilitating access to service delivery in compliance to Kenya’s constitutional right to water and sanitation for all. NAWASCO...
Published on August 19, 2020
Watershed Annual Report 2019
As Watershed closed its fourth year of implementation, it has seen an impressive number of results. All the Work Packages saw at least one concrete change in the practices of their governments in the form of laws, policies and/or norms being implemented towards...
Published on June 29, 2020
Climbing the access ladder for safe water supply
This case study documents how, by engaging local communities in evidence generation and providing them information about their entitlements from related policies and programmes, can provide an enabling environment for prioritising and successfully articulating their...
Published on May 8, 2020
Creating enabling environments for civil society to influence annual budgets – case study
This paper demonstrates how, capacity building in India can empower communities to make informed choices and influence village level planning as well as service providers, to pave the way for sustainable WASH and WRM. (more…)
Published on November 28, 2019
Giving rural communities voice at the table with local government: A case study in Ghana using community score card
Hope for Future Generations (HFFG) is working with rural communities in Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Area in Western Region of Ghana; to empower citizens to do lobby and advocacy on water and sanitation. HFFG developed Community Score Card indicators with the citizens...
Published on November 6, 2019
Monitoring WASH and WRM election promises in Kenya
During Election campaign periods in Kenya, aspiring leaders share manifestos to the electorate with the promises of what they intend to deliver once they are elected into different positions. One of the major challenges has been the lack of a framework to monitor...
Published on October 10, 2019
Using citizen science for evidence based advocacy in Odisha, India
Located along the eastern coast of India, Puruna Chhatrapur village in Ganjam district of Odisha is home to about 600 fisherfolk families. This case study shows how the Watershed programme has built capacities of locals, resulting in renewed WASH priorities for the...
Published on August 6, 2019
Mapping of water & sanitation programs, institutions and fund flow architecture for Samastipur, Bihar
The purpose of this paper is to aid the efforts of CSOs engaging with issues of fiscal governance in the WASH sector in Bihar. The paper attempts to map the rural water and sanitation (WATSAN) programs, institutions and fund flow architecture for Samastipur district...
Published on July 23, 2019
Mapping of water & sanitation programs, institutions and fund flow architecture for Ganjam, Odisha
The purpose of this paper is to aid the efforts of CSOs engaging with issues of fiscal governance in the WASH sector in Odisha. The paper attempts to map the rural water and sanitation (WATSAN) programs, institutions and fund flow architecture for Ganjam district in...
Published on July 23, 2019
Watershed India – Data to Decision Making Paper
Key issues highlighted by the survey: For the first time, Community was informed of the national standards of “functionality” of water points. It is a combination of coverage, safety, adequacy and reliability of water points. Insights from data informed the...
Published on July 1, 2019