People deserve to have high quality water and sanitation services, not just for life, but for generations. Improve International is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2011 that facilitates independent evaluation of water and sanitation programs in developing countries. By promoting learning and innovation, we hope to help improve the work and coordination of international development organizations so that generations can enjoy safe water and convenient toilets.
Improve International’s work is intended to support the WASH Sustainability Charter, particularly the reporting and knowledge sharing principles:
In order to ensure timely identification of service delivery challenges and to continuously improve our efforts, we will:
- Utilize appropriate and consistent metrics, evaluation criteria, and tools to monitor and measure performance relative to long-term service delivery throughout the solution life-cycle (including post-implementation phases).
- Share data and lessons learned – both from failures and successes – in order to provide continuous improvement throughout the sector.
- Adopt and use consistent financial and operational reporting frameworks.