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Failing forward and future proofing. What we can learn from sanitation failures (video, about 15 minutes) presentation by Susan Davis at Sustainable Sanitation Alliance Meeting, August 22, 2015 in Stockholm

Big data? No. Just a little data about water for the poor. Finally. By Marc Gunther, Nonprofit Chronicles, August 23, 2015

Beyond the Band-Aid: Building Sustainability into Emergency Response Efforts, by Susan Davis, Contributing Editor, Engineering for Change, August 8, 2015

Future-proofing Water Systems in Developing Countries: A Q&A with Susan Davis, by Rob Goodier, Engineering for Change, February 26, 2015

Future-proofing Water Systems in Developing Countries: How to Protect Investment and Increase Success through Preventive Maintenance, Susan Davis, Improve International, presenter; Sophia Sunwoo, Water Collective, moderator. Engineering for Change webinar, February 2015

Guidelines for Resolution of Problems with Water Systems
Susan Davis, Improve International, October 2014

3-Part MERL Webinar Series – Event 3: A Framework for Action
Susan Davis, Improve International; Raul Gauto, Fundación Avina; Ton Schouten, IRC; Nanette Barkey, Plan USA; John Sauer, Water For People, September 2014

WASH & Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) e-course, Module 3: Targeting WASH implementation for NTD control and measuring impact
Susan Davis, Improve International and Dr. Rachel Pullan. April 2014

Six Factors for Improving Rural Water Services in Central America
Authors: Susan Davis, Improve International; Adan Pocosangre, CRS; and Paul Hicks, CRS. March 2014

“Improve International’s blog is a good resource for updates and comments on WASH sector developments. Following discussions at World Water Week in Stockholm, they created a simple summary table on their blog to show the common elements across some of the different frameworks…”  Stephen Jones, Webwatch, Waterlines Vol. 33, No. 1. January 2014

WASH and the Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Manual for WASH Implementers
Authors: Stephanie Ogden, Children Without Worms, The International Trachoma Initiative, CARE USA; Kerry Gallo, Children Without Worms, The Task Force for Global Health; Susan Davis, Improve International; Courtney McGuire, Emory University; Erika Meyer, Emory University; David Addiss, Children Without Worms; Danny Haddad, International Trachoma Initiative. December 2013

Collective Impact in Ethiopia 2004-2012: Independent Study of the Millennium Water Alliance WASH Program
By Susan Davis of Improve International, December 2013

Book Review: Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages: Hewlett-Packard’s $15 Million Race Toward Social Justice
American Journal of Evaluation, December 2013

From Rehabilitation to Resolution: Developing an Action Brief on Resolution of Problems with Water and Sanitation Systems
SustainableWASH blog, November 7, 2013

“In the absence of global sector monitoring that tracks slippage and actual levels of service delivered there is a useful repository on references for non-functionality available at the Improve International website.” Catarina Fonseca, Crossfire, Waterlines Volume 32, Number 4, October 2013

2013 WASH Sustainable Forum Report
March 2013

Water Management Roles and Responsibilities
Guest blog on CRS Blueroot, June 7, 2013

The tricky business of what is considered “evidence” in WASH
IRC E-Source WASH News and Features, May 24, 2013

Collective Impact in the Water Sector
WASH Advocates newsletter, May 16, 2013

Collective Impact in the Water Sector
By Susan Davis & Susan Dundon, Betwixt & Between: the Journal of Partnership Brokering Issue 1, 8 May 2013

Services Monitoring for Service Delivery
Guest blog on April 29, 2013

Water for Life: Promoting Accountability: Monitoring WASH Services & the Enabling Environment Long After Implementation
Presentation at IRC Symposium on Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery, April 10, 2013

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Service monitoring
(video interview) IRC Symposium on Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery, April 8, 2013

Of horses and water: is anyone learning from evaluations of WASH programs?
Johns Hopkins University Global Water Magazine, Feb 25, 2013

What do others say about Life Cycle Costing Approach?
IRC WASHCost project website, February 2013

Millennium Water Alliance in Latin America
Akvo blog, February 19, 2013

Mapping the Way: Experiences with Water Mapping Technologies in Nicaragua
SustainableWASH blog, February 14, 2013

Of horses and water: is anyone learning from evaluations?!
SEA Change, February 14, 2013

Changing the way we change the world (interview)
Community Giving, February 2013

Toilets, Water and Measuring Program Effectiveness
People of Purpose: Making Money and Change, Quinetha Frasier, February 4, 2013

WASHME: Making WASH Orgs Sustainable
Philanthropy Front and Center, Foundation Center Atlanta, December 13, 2012

Why physical unique identifiers on water points will improve sustainable services blog, November 26, 2012

A Novel Way to Promote Accountability in WASH: Results from First Water & Sanitation Accountability Forum & Plans for the Future.
Presented with Marla Smith-Nilson of Water1st
1st Pan Asia-Africa M&E Forum, Bangkok Thailand, November 25, 2012

Why physical unique identifiers on water points will improve sustainable services
WASH Advocates newsletter, October 24, 2012

Why physical unique identifiers on water points will improve sustainable services
Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) blog, September 24, 2012

El Porvenir 2011 Annual Report y Más: Improve International
AquaDoc Blog, August 8, 2012

WASH Organizations with Independent Evaluations
WASHfunders blog August 7, 2012

External Perspectives on Accountability in the Developed and Developing World
Blog on panel chaired at Philadelphia Global Water Initiative (PGWI) Conference on Performance Indicators, April 3, 2012

10 un-FAQs about International Development—Questions Social Entrepreneurs & Investors Should be Asking
Blog on presentation to Atlanta+Acumen gathering March 28, 2012 

Twitter Chat on WASH monitoring & evaluation
Co-hosted Twitter Chat on March 27, 2012

The Need for Common WASH Indicators blog March 5, 2012

Getting School WASH Right: Notes from a Forum
December 2011

First WASH Accountability Forum to Be Held in Honduras Next Month
OOSKA News, 10 Nov 2011

Alumna Aims to Improve Water and Sanitation for Developing Countries,
Georgia Tech College of Sciences Newsletter, September 2011

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