Wielding Impact Investing to Accelerate Access to Safe Water

April 3, 2015  |  by

Impact investing is gaining momentum worldwide. Seen as the future of double bottom-line investing – which seeks to measure investment performance in term of positive social impact, as well as fiscal performance, many believe this approach has the potential to leverage trillions in private capital to address social causes. Wealth holders are increasingly looking for…

Survey of the Cumulative Impact of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

April 1, 2015  |  by

In 2014, World Vision engaged KPMG to implement a survey among NGOs involved with WASH activity, with an aim to identify the cumulative impact of WASH implementers and to estimate the number of people reached through WASH initiatives. Last October, the WASHfunders blog published this piece from Dr. Greg Allgood, Vice President of World Vision,…

World Water Day 2015

March 18, 2015  |  by

This Sunday, March 22 marks the 23rd annual World Water Day. In celebration of the Day, we have rounded up several events taking place around the world and online. Details are included below. Friday, March 20th WaterAid SH2Orts 2015 film competition On Friday, WaterAid will announce the winners of their SH2Orts 2015 film competition, which…

Two Weeks Left to Help Shape How Water Data is Shared

March 4, 2015  |  by

No challenge in eradicating water poverty is as pressing as improving sustainability by ensuring continuous high-quality drinking water service provision. High failure rates in the WASH sector squander scarce financial resources. Further, broken water systems can cause harm to millions of people in the Global South who have invested their own time and resources and…

India launches national monitoring of toilet use

February 23, 2015  |  by

Photo credit: Government of India According to some media the Indian government has unleashed “toilet police” or “toilet gestapo” into the country.1 In fact, the central government has instructed local officials to take photographs of new toilets to prove that they have not only been constructed but are also being used. If states don’t upload…

USAID, Skoll Foundation Invest $2 Million in Uganda Water Project

February 12, 2015  |  by

Photo Credit: Evidence Action USAID and the Skoll Foundation have announced a joint investment of $2 million in Evidence Action to scale the Dispensers for Safe Water program in rural Uganda. The investment by the USAID-Skoll Innovation Investment Alliance will fund the installation of more than ten thousand low-cost chlorine dispensers, providing clean water to…