Summary of RWSN D-groups discussion on resolution

Improve International

By Susan Davis, Executive Director

Resolution coverFor two weeks in March, our friends at the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) let me lead a discussion on resolution of problems with water systems through the Sustainable Services D-group. Resolutionis the process of addressing problems identified through monitoring and/or evaluation. It goes by many names, and is sometimes part of post-construction support.

I appreciate those who contributed to the discussion: organizations working in Chad, Congo, Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda. Following is a summary of responses to some questions I posed.

Q1. Has your organization ever conducted post-implementation (post-project) monitoring?

This question was a bit tricky because the responding organizations support monitoring at a district or national level, or they monitor water points that they didn’t necessarily help to build or repair. This is a good reminder that not everyone is simply building hardware. However, all of the responding groups monitor water management…

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