How to increase the impact of WASH sector diagnosis tools?
The context in which WaSH services are delivered is dynamic, rapidly-changing and complex. Therefore, planning and prioritization processes need to be context-specific, as "one size fits all" solutions will rarely work to ensure inclusive access to WASH. Indeed, the success of these processes depends critically on the collective action and contributions from all stakeholders, playing their role effectively and efficiently.
Creating platforms for multistakeholder dialogue emerge as a necessary step in the right direction. A variety of tools are available to diagnose, generate evidence and analyse the complex interplay of institutional and legal structures and processes that determine how effectively human, material and financial inputs are turned into increased access to WASH. From a dual perspective – the designer and the implementer -, this event will present various tools that have been largely implemented in the WASH sector for improved planning and increased water governance:
Presenters will discuss the relevance of these tools and their main implementation gaps from the perspective of different types of stakeholders. The discussion will revolve around the outcomes and the impacts achieved in service delivery, particularly from an equity and non-discrimination perspective.
- UNICEF will share its experience in the implementation of the WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool (WASHBAT), from the donor perspective.
- Emma Anakhasyan (Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment) will share her experience in the implementation of the Equitable Access Score-card tool, from the viewpoint of the human rights community.
- Lenka Thamae (Orange-Senqu River Basin Commission) will share his experience of developing an investment plan for Climate Resilience, from a River Basin Authority perspective
- A representative of the Government of Kenya will share his/her thoughts and impression concerning the utility of these tools for planning and decision-making.
- Guy Hutton, United Nations Children’s Fund – the WASH BAT Tool.
- Diane Guerrier, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – the Equitable Access Score-card.
- Ranu Sinha, Global Water Partnership – the UNICEF WASH Climate Resilience Tool.