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H2Odata.actor


promoting water actor accountability and transparency

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H2Odata.actor


promoting water actor accountability and transparency

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a water actor evaluation program to promote water actor accountability and transparency  through the open publication of sustainability ratings based on their implemented projects.

 

Context


Context


According to the IMF, Burkina Faso has one of the lowest per capita supplies of water in the world [1].  To address this problem, various actors in the water sector have installed thousands of water points across the country in the last few decades. Today, however, over 20% of these installed water points have been found to be non-functional [2]. 

This situation has been allowed to develop principally because in the water sector, there is currently no mechanism to ensure water actor accountability to their beneficiaries.  This means practically that there is no system in place to prevent water actors from conducting poorly designed, unsustainable water-related development projects.  

Program


H2Odata.actor

Program


H2Odata.actor

H2Odata.actor is a water actor evaluation program to promote water actor accountability and transparency  through the open publication of sustainability ratings based on their implemented projects.  It is implemented in three principal phases:

 
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Phase 1:  Water data acquisition

Activities:

  1. Collect water point data for all public water points using open source survey tool Kobo Toolbox. Water point data collected include: GPS coordinates, organization of installation, type of water point, functionality status, among others. 
  2. Coordinate with project partners to acquire existing water infrastructure data for comparison.
     
 
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Phase 2:  Evaluation of water actors based on the functionality, quality, and reliability of water projects

Activities:

  1. Evaluate each installed water point in a city for parameters of functionality, quality, and reliability.  Learn more about the evaluation scheme here.
  2. Group analyzed data by organization of installation.
 
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Phase 3:  Dissemination of evaluations to pertinent water actors and external institutions

Activities:

  1. Send evaluation results to evaluated water actors in the form of a detailed information brief for use as an internal benchmarking tool.
  2. Release evaluation results publicly on Initiative: Eau's website via an intuitive interface such that individuals, donors, and other institutions can readily access them.
  3. Send evaluation results directly to relevant foundations and funding institutions in the form of aggregated reports for use in determining potential implementing partners.
     

Objectives


program goals

Objectives


program goals

 
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Conduct water actor evaluations using infrastructure functionality, water quality, and service reliability data of projects implemented by the actor

 
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Provide evaluation results to the water actor for use in internal benchmarking and project sustainability planning

 
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Make water actor evaluations openly available for consideration by donors, funding organizations, and other relevant entities

Implementations


active instances of H2Odata.actor

Implementations


active instances of H2Odata.actor

Click the map points for more detailed information about each H2Odata.actor implementation, including:

  • Status
  • Implementing partners
  • Timeline
  • Budget
  • Cost per beneficiary

References


References


[1]  International Monetary Fund. (2015). Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments: Regional Perspectives and Case Studies. Accessed 03 January 2018, from https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2015/sdn1511tn.pdf.

[2]  Rural Water Supply Network.  (2016). What's working, Where, and for How Long: A 2016 Water Point Update.  Accessed 03 January 2018, http://www.rural-water-supply.net/_ressources/documents/default/1-787-2-1502962732.pdf.