World Water Week (28-2 September 2016) brings to centre stage global issues related to water.
Access to clean water is crucial for improving the quality of life for the world’s poorest people. Seven-fifty million people, many living in Sub-Saharan Africa, still do not have access to safe drinking water. For those who do have access, water supply is often unreliable. The inability to provide basic sanitation services has meant that one billion people still defecate in the open.
High quality evidence on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes can provide crucial answers to what works, why and at what cost. All through World Water Week, 3ie will be highlighting the most recent evidence on WASH programmes. Watch this space.
Evidence on WASH programmes
This systematic review summary by Hulland et al. reviews the evidence on factors that motivate sustained adoption of WASH technologies.
Willingness to pay for cleaner water in less developed countries: systematic review of experimental evidence
Clair Null et al. examines studies that have used randomized approaches or even attempted to measure households' willingness to pay for cleaner water.
This brief distills findings from an impact evaluation on what works in expanding the adoption of chlorine dispensers in Kenya.
This brief highlights findings from an impact evaluation to see if latrine coverage reduced exposure to disease.
This brief distills the main findings from a 3ie-supported impact evaluation on what works in promoting safe water and handwashing.