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Sustainability monitoring framework

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By Maaike Kempes, Dutch WASH Alliance. Prepared for the Monitoring sustainable WASH service delivery symposium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9-11 April 2013.

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Sustainability monitoring framework

  1. 1. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Sustainability Monitoring Framework1
  2. 2. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Outline session• Dutch WASH Alliance• Sustainability Principles• Sustainability Monitoring Framework and Index• Key findings so far• Challenges and food for thought 2
  3. 3. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Dutch WASH Alliance Alliance of Dutch NGO’s funded by Dutch government; Working through organisations in Bangladesh, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nepal and Uganda. Objectives of the alliance: • Improved WASH services for marginalized and women • Strengthening Civil Society3
  4. 4. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Outline session• Dutch WASH Alliance• Sustainability Principles• Sustainability Monitoring Framework and Index• Key findings so far• Challenges and food for thought 4
  5. 5. DWA isSustainability Monitoring Framework looking into the future Functionality ≠ SustainabilitySustainability is the likelihood that current functionality will be5 maintained or improved in the Source: bridgelinedigital.com
  6. 6. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Sustainability Principles of the Dutch WASH Alliance• Financial• Institutional• Environmental• Technical• Social6
  7. 7. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Outline session• Dutch WASH Alliance• Sustainability Principles• Sustainability Monitoring Framework and Index• Key findings so far• Challenges and food for thought 7
  8. 8. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Sustainability Monitoring Framework • Sustainable WASH systems and services • Sector, programme and project level • Likelihood of sustainability of systems and services8
  9. 9. Sustainability Monitoring Framework SMF: more then a set of criteria DWA Sustainability framework Sustainability index • Focus on outcomes • Set of questions • Understanding of sustainability • Visualized scores • Programme and sector • Measuring trend (monitoring) capacity Measuring how? Measuring what?9
  10. 10. Sustainability Monitoring Framework SMF: more than a set of criteria Measuring what? Sanitation Hygiene Other.. Water CONSUMERS OPERATING GOVERNING10
  11. 11. Sustainability Monitoring Framework SMF: more than a set of criteria • The questions • Processing data • The result: Sustainability Index • Frequency of measuring11
  12. 12. Sustainability Monitoring Framework SMF: more than a set of criteria Measuring how? C = Not Available B = Negative answers A = Positive answers Social12
  13. 13. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Outline session• Dutch WASH Alliance• Sustainability Principles• Sustainability Monitoring Framework and Index• Key findings so far• Strengths, challenges and food for thought 13
  14. 14. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Key findings so far • Participatory design process enhances ownership • Covering the complexity of sustainability while producing user friendly results • SMF is multi dimensional and comparative • Adaptable without significantly affecting comparability of results • Can combine primary and secondary data14
  15. 15. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Outline session• Dutch WASH Alliance• Sustainability Principles• Sustainability Monitoring Framework and Index• Key findings so far• Challenges and food for thought 15
  16. 16. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Challenges and food for thought Don’t forget gender16
  17. 17. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Food for thought• Ownership• How to ensure proper application?• SMF and other sustainability instruments: what is the best way forward? 17
  18. 18. Sustainability Monitoring Framework Thank you For additional information contact: maaike.kempkes@washalliance.nl kristof.bostoen@irc.nl18

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