WASH Library title: Assessing the sustainability & effectiveness of school WASH projects

Freeman, M.C., Saboori, S., Porter, S. and Rheingans, R., 2010?. Assessing the sustainability & effectiveness of school WASH projects : a toolkit. Atlanta, GA, USA: Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University.


This toolkit is meant to strengthen sector-wide monitoring and evaluation of school WASH programs in order to improve programmatic effectiveness and sustainability. The toolkit includes a facility survey, head teacher survey, pupil survey, water committee survey, teacher in-depth interview guide, hand washing protocol, and program self-assessment guide.  For certain tools, both a short form and a long form are offered so that organizations can better match the tools to their needs. The toolkit is modular in that the tools can stand alone or be adapted to combine with other tools in this list when appropriate. Furthermore, the tools themselves are modular in that entire sections can be removed or added to suit the needs of the user. Some tools are quantitative while others are qualitative. Each tool is preceded by a description of the information it is designed to collect. The tools presented here were developed through extensive piloting in different, though mostly rural, contexts in sub-Saharan Africa. These tools can be customized for use by both external and internal evaluators, including governmental agencies. The guide contains further details for editing the content, suggested data collection protocol, and basic suggestions for data entry and analysis. This guide is intended to assist users who are not familiar with administration of the types of data collection instruments included in this toolkit and to provide a template for monitoring school WASH tools.

Subjects: schools | projects | safe water supply | sanitation | health education | surveys | monitoring | questionnaires | guidelines | information gathering | sdiman;