Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has called for proposals (CFP) for grant support to the ‘design and implementation of impact evaluation of sanitation and hygiene programmes’. The grant support aims to address the poor sanitation situation by developing more robust ways of measuring behaviour change, and developing benchmarks and meaningful indicators across the water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) sector. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014.
The main objectives of the grant support activities are to:
• Identify, research and carry out impact evaluations of three or more sector programmes or projects related to sanitation and hygiene, which will include an assessment of the impact of WSSCC’s work. Findings will be used for tracing gap-maps in sanitation and hygiene, and subsequently inform strategies for the sector and that of WSSCC post-2015;
• Assess the progress to date in implementation of the WSSCC Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP), including a review of its delivery and operational mechanisms and approaches. Based on the findings, recommend subsequent course corrections to achieve its outcomes in a more efficient and effective manner;
• Create an evaluation that identifies WSSCC’s niche, effectiveness of its approaches, its value addition and strategic relevance in the sector and beyond;
• Advise on, and facilitate, the dissemination of the evaluation, uptake by WSSCC and sector actors to internalise the lessons and recommendations and incorporate them into planning, forecasting and strategy.