WASH Organizations with Independent Evaluations

Below is a list of water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) organizations with independent evaluations (out of nearly 1300 WASH organizations around the world that we have identified to date). We understand this list is not complete or comprehensive. Rather it is a list of evaluations (some of which might not be fully independent) that we assembled using the tools that a regular donor would have, such as web searches or word of mouth. We hope you can learn from them!

Organization Evaluations found  Date
Action Against Hunger Dutch Water and Sanitation Programme in Bong County 2004-2005. External Evaluation    of the Social Approach of the Water and Sanitation Programme 2005
Aga Khan Development Network Social Norms and Social Exclusion. Reaching the Poor: Programs of the Aga Khan    Development Network 1999
The Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Pakistan: Is it Succeeding? Is it    Replicable? Unknown
American Red Cross / International Red Cross Mid-term Survey and Evaluation of American Red Cross Sponsored Community    Reconstruction of Water and Sanitation: Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala Central American Operations. 2001
Evaluation    of the Health Impact of the American Red Cross Sponsored Water and    Sanitation Infrastructure Reconstruction Program in Communities Affected by    Hurricane Mitch Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. 2002
Evaluation of the Sustainability of Water and Sanitation Interventions in Central    America after Hurricane Mitch February 12 – 27, 2006 2006
Evaluation    of the Sustainability of Water and Sanitation Interventions in Central    America after Hurricane Mitch Second Sustainability Survey February 14–March    5, 2009 2009
Factors affecting continued use of ceramic water purifiers distributed to    tsunami-affected communities in Sri Lanka 2012
AMREF    (African Medical and Research Foundation) Evaluation of the 2007 Water of Life Projects in Africa 2007
ARBAN (Association for Realization of Basic Needs) – Bangladesh Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation of WaterAid    Bangladesh Urban Programme. 2003
ASD (Assistance for Slum Dwellers) Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation of WaterAid Bangladesh Urban Programme. 2003
Asian Development Bank Evaluation on Urban Services and Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in Viet Nam  2009
Asociacion Hondurena de Juntas    Administradoras de Sistemas de Agua (AHJASA) Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Chlorine Bank Program for Sustainable Water Disinfection in Rural Honduras 2010
Azafady  Evaluation of Community-Led Total Sanitation in Vatambe and Emagnevy, Madagascar 2011
BAWPA (Bangladesh Agricultural Working Peoples’ Association) Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation of WaterAid Bangladesh Urban Programme. 2003
CARE Water+Impact Report: Walking the Talk 2013
Multiple external evaluations
Assessing    the impact of a school-based water treatment, hygiene and sanitation    programme on pupil absence in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial 2011
End-User Preferences for and Performance of Competing POU Water Treatment Technologies among the Rural Poor of Kenya 2010
Final Pupil Assessment:    Changing Children’s Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors, and Outcomes 2009
Sustaining School Handwashing and Water Treatment: Lessons Learned and to be Learned 2008
External Program Evaluation: Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) Program. In Ethiopia 2008
CARE,    Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children and World Vision Indonesia. Joint Evaluation of Their Responses to the Yogyakarta Earthquake 2007
Community Watershed Partnership: Kenya Water for Schools Project. Evaluation Report 2006
Project Evaluation Report: Potable Water and Sanitation for IDPs and local Population in Quipungo 2002
Evaluation of ECOSAN Facilities in Chaisa Compound of Lusaka 2010
Caritas Guatemala Household Water Treatment and Handwashing in Guatemala (summary), 2007
Evaluation of a pre-existing, 3-year household water treatment and handwashing   intervention in Guatemala 2009
CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas    Development) Evaluation of the DEC-funded CAFOD Health and WASH Project in the DRC 2010
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children and World Vision Indonesia. Joint Evaluation of Their Responses to the Yogyakarta Earthquake. 2007
External Program Evaluation:    Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) Program. In Ethiopia 2008
Household Water Treatment and Handwashing in Guatemala (summary) 2007
Evaluation of a pre-existing, 3-year household water treatment and handwashing intervention in Guatemala 2009
An Evaluation of CRS Integrated Watershed Management Programs in Ethiopia 2010
Centers for Disease Control    (CDC) Center for Global Health Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration: United States Government 2011
COCEPRADIL (Honduras) WaterPartners International Community Water Systems Sustainability Evaluation Lempira, Honduras. 2006
Organizational Evaluation of COCEPRADIL: Water & Sanitation Accountability Forum. 2011
DSK (Dushtha Shashthya Kendra) Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation of WaterAid Bangladesh Urban Programme. 2003
El Porvenir Evaluation and Monitoring Surveys, El Sauce 2013
Henkel Evaluation of El Porvenir 2012
Engineers without Borders USA EWB-USA Sample Evaluation of Completed Projects in Guatemala 2013
Food for the Hungry (FHI) External Program Evaluation: Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) Program. In Ethiopia 2008
Global Water Partnership Global Water Partnership Joint Donor External Evaluation. Final Report. 2008
Gramalaya The Sustainability and Impact of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions in India (summary) 2009
Evaluating the Sustainability and Impacts of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Interventions 2009
Causal inference methods to study nonrandomized, preexisting development    interventions 2010
Hagar International Independent Evaluation of the Biosand Water Filter in Rural Cambodia: Sustainability,    Health Impact and Water Quality. 2008
Hope 2020 External Program Evaluation:    Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) Program. In Ethiopia 2008
International Child Support Protecting Spring Water from Contamination in Kenya: Impacts on Health and Behavior 2006
Spring Cleaning: Rural Water Impacts, Valuation, and Property Rights Institutions 2011
International Water and Sanitation    Center (IRC) Executive Summary of external evaluation IRC Business Plan 2007 to 2011 2011
The External Evaluation Report commissioned by IRC on the West Nile WASH Accountability project. 2010
Millennium Water Alliance External Program Evaluation: Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) Program. In Ethiopia 2008
Collective Impact in Ethiopia 2004-2012: Independent Study of the Millennium Water    Alliance WASH Program 2013
Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) External Evaluation of the NCA WASH Programme in Darfur With Special Focus on IDP Camps in Zalingei. 2010
Oxfam International Summary of the Independent Evaluation of the Oxfam International Aceh and Nias Tsunami and Earthquake Response. December 2004 – January 2006 2006
PACT Sudan Water for Recovery and Peace Programme PACT Sudan: External Evaluation 2008
Peace Corps Community    Managed Rural Water Supply System in the Dominican Republic: Assessment of Sustainability of Systems Built by the National Institute of Potable Water and Peace Corps, Dominican Republic 2009
Plan International Evaluation report of a potable water project in Luwero district (Uganda) [KEY FINDINGS] 2001
PlayPumps    International/ RoundAbout    / PlayPumps International Africa An Evaluation of the PlayPump® Water System as an Appropriate Technology for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes 2007
Mission Report on the Evaluation of the PlayPumps installed in Mozambique 2008
PHULKI Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation of WaterAid Bangladesh Urban Programme. 2003
Polio Eradication Evaluation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Report on the independent evaluation of the major barriers to interrupting Poliovirus transmission in Afghanistan 2009
Potters for Peace Effectiveness and Sustainability of a Low-Cost Water Filter in Removing Pathogens during    Long-term Use. 2008
Investigation of the Potters for Peace Colloidal Silver Impregnated Ceramic Filter 2001
PRODIPAN Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation of WaterAid Bangladesh Urban Programme. 2003
Proctor & Gamble    Childrens Safe Drinking Water End-User Preferences for and Performance of Competing POU Water Treatment  Technologies among the Rural Poor of Kenya 2010
Project Concern International Solar Drinking Water Disinfection (SODIS) and Childhood Diarrhea in Bolivia (summary) 2006
Solar Drinking Water Disinfection (SODIS) to Reduce Childhood Diarrhoea in Rural Bolivia: A Cluster-Randomized, Controlled Trial 2009
PSTC (Population Services and    Training Centre) Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation of WaterAid Bangladesh Urban Programme 2003
Regional Centre for Endogenous Sustainable Development (CRADEC) Evaluation of the 2007 Water of Life Projects in Africa 2007
  Rotary International Sustainability Index of WASH    Activities Dominican Republic Country Report 2013
Sustainability Index of WASH    Activities Ghana Country Report 2013
Sustainability Index of WASH    Activities  Philippines Country Report 2013
Save the Children CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children and World Vision Indonesia. Joint Evaluation of Their Responses to the Yogyakarta Earthquake 2007
Mission Report on the Evaluation of the PlayPumps installed in Mozambique 2008
Effectiveness and Sustainability of a Low-Cost Water Filter in Removing Pathogens during Long-term Use 2008
Save the Children Alliance, Tsunami Response Programme in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Somalia Mid-Term Evaluation Report 2008
Society for Family Health (PSI    affiliate) SAFE WATER SYSTEMS: An Evaluation of the Zambia CLORIN Program FINAL REPORT 2004
UN-Habitat External Evaluation of UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund. PART 1:  Synthesis Report. 2011
UNICEF UNICEF’s  Programme for Water and Sanitation in Central America 1996
Report of the Evaluation of the Government of Rwanda – UNICEF  Water and Environmental Sanitation Programme. 2001
Evaluation of the Strategic Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion for Schools. Pilot    Projects Nkhata Bay and Kasungu Districts. 2004
Mission Report on the Evaluation of the PlayPumps installed in Mozambique 2008
Multiple WASH evaluations (not clear whether they are all independent/ external) 2000-2012
Impact evaluation of drinking water supply and sanitation interventions in rural Mozambique 2011
United    Nations Development Group Iraq Trust Fund Independent Evaluation of ITF Project E3-12b: Rehabilitation of Takia Water Distribution System. 2010
Ushahidi Haiti Independent Evaluation of the    Ushahidi Haiti Project
Vestergaard-Frandsen (LifeStraw) Randomized controlled trial in rural Ethiopia to assess a    portable water treatment device 2009
Water Action External Program Evaluation: Water, Sanitation And Hygiene    (WASH) Program. In Ethiopia 2008
Water & Sanitation for the Urban    Poor (WSUP) Evaluation the health impact of urban WASH Programmes: an affordable approach for enhancing effectiveness 2011
Water.org Impact Evaluation of Urban and Rural Water and Sanitation Projects, Bangladesh 2008
WaterAid Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Bangladeshi Slums: Evaluation    of WaterAid Bangladesh Urban Programme 2003
Evaluation of the 2007 Water of Life Projects in Africa 2007
World Bank Water & Sanitation    Programme (WSP) Multiple evaluations by Independent Evaluation Group
An Evaluation of World Bank  Support, 1997-2007, Volume 1 2007
World Vision CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children and World    Vision Indonesia Joint Evaluation of Their Responses to the Yogyakarta  Earthquake 2007
Final external evaluation of World Vision’s 2009/2010 water projects in Ghana, Mali and Niger 2011

Has your organization had an independent evaluation? Have you done an independent evaluation of a WASH program? Please send an email or include the link in the comments section below.

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