Experiences with sustainability instruments : clauses, checks and compacts for ensuring WASH Services, 2015. IRC.
Authors: Verhoeven, J., Uijtewaal, E., Schouten, T.
This report, based on a desk review, describes experiences in the use of several sustainability instruments that are used in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects. These instruments are:
- the sustainability clause, check and compact developed by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), an agency of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- the Sanitation and Water for All country compacts for Ghana and Liberia, and
- the financial, institutional, environmental, technical and social (FIETS) approach developed by the Dutch WASH Alliance for monitoring sustainability.
The report concludes with a summary of the main features of each instrument followed by a discussion on how they contributed to sustainable projects as well as on their shortcomings.