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
Press release Watershed Mali
Protecting water sources from pollution is everyone’s responsibility. It cannot be left to public authorities alone. All sectors, public and private, must take appropriate and adequate action to prevent pollution. It demands the open engagement of all...
Published on June 18, 2019
From data to decision making
This case study shows how Civil Society Organisations and local government representatives can be supported to develop skills on generating evidence to lobby for sustainable WASH and WRM and representation of their needs in village plans.
Published on June 11, 2019
More than just demand – citizen scoring
Scoring by using the citizen score card in Bhola (Bangladesh) was a civil society initiative to value government WASH and IWRM services and get feedback from public agencies. This has helped in developing relationships with citizens and improve the services of the...
Published on November 7, 2018
Strengthening citizen’s oversight of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Integrated Water Resources Management in rural communities of Ghana
This briefing note strongly advocates that citizens’ monitoring through social accountability mechanisms is the way forward to improve sustainability of WASH facilities and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) for rural communities in Ghana.
Published on September 11, 2018