Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) is a network of organizations and experts that works to improve humanitarian performance through peer-to-peer sharing and research. Its Evaluative Report Database contains over 100 WASH-related evaluations, reviews, synthesis reports, and studies from the last twenty years.

Engineering for Change (E4C) Solutions Library

The E4C Solutions Library is a living database of hundreds of products and services that are accessible and appropriate for those living in poverty, including numerous WASH solutions. This due-diligence resource features technical and market performance information that is normalized across all products, enabling side-by-side comparison and neutral analysis of market influences.

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development Evaluation Department

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s investments foster transition to open and democratic market economies across Europe, Central Asia, and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. It has produced close to 200 evaluations of its WASH sector projects.

European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Evaluations

European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Evaluations funds projects to help affected populations protect, prepare, and respond to disasters. A number of WASH evaluations are available for ECHO funded operations, thematic issues, and partnerships.

European Investment Bank Operations Evaluations

European Investment Bank backs projects related to the provision and management of water under its climate action and urban and natural environment priority areas. Its ex-post evaluation reports can be filtered by year, country, region, and theme, and feature a handful of water projects.

Evaluation Cooperation Group

Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) produces good practice standards and benchmarking studies to harmonize work of its members—evaluation departments in multilateral development banks. ECG’s WASH-related evaluations cover rural and urban water supply and sanitation systems, agriculture, environment, and more.

Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office

Global Environment Facility funds projects to help countries collectively manage transboundary waters. The Independent Evaluation Office produces annual impact evaluation reports and develops impact evaluation methods and tools.

Haiti Earthquake 2010 Response

Part of an ALNAP portal focused on Haiti, this page provides a collection of lessons learned, conference and meeting documents, journal articles, studies, and formal evaluations, all centered on Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. There are at least two explicitly WASH-focused documents, and many others include the role of WASH in the disaster response.

Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank

IDEV the Independent Development Evaluation of the African Development Bank, is an independent and autonomous unit tasked with enhancing the development effectiveness of the Bank’s operations. By conducting independent evaluations and proactively sharing best practice, IDEV ensures that the Bank and its stakeholders learn from past experience and plan and deliver development activities to the highest possible standards. IDEV carries out independent evaluations of Bank operations, policies and strategies, working across projects, sectors, themes, regions, and countries.

Independent Office of Evaluation of International Fund of Agricultural Development

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) works for better water management and its linkages to rural poverty and agricultural development throughout the developing world. Evaluation reports are available at the corporate, country, program, and project levels, aimed at strengthening accountability and learning.

Inter-American Development Bank Office of Evaluation and Oversight

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) offers tools and flexible financing for Latin American and Caribbean countries through its Water and Sanitation Initiative. Over a dozen evaluation publications on the topic are accessible through the database.

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Acting as both a funding agency and a knowledge broker, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) supports the generation of high quality evidence on what works in international development. Its online database features systematic reviews and impact evaluations searchable by subsector, region, equity focus, and evaluation method.

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is increasingly incorporating scientifically-rigorous impact evaluations into its projects. To date, one evaluation concerning water has been completed and another fifteen have been planned.

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) works to ensure the quality of Norwegian development assistance by providing technical advisory services, quality assurance, grant administration, communications, and evaluation. There are approximately 170 water supply and sanitation evaluations in its online collection.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee Network on Development Evaluation

Composed of 34 member countries and the European Union, the OECD Development Assistance Committee is a forum for international development discussion. The evaluation network compiles evaluations by its member states and key multilateral development banks, including a number pertaining to WASH, and organizes them by sector and focus country.

Pacific Institute Incentive-based Instruments for Freshwater Management

The Pacific Institute and IssueLab, a service of Foundation Center, published a synthesis report, interactive tool, and digital collection providing key lessons about the impact of incentive-based approaches to managing freshwater resources. Commissioned by The Rockefeller Foundation, this synthesis is an effort not only to better understand the conditions for successfully implementing these approaches but also to inform future initiatives and investments with already existing, practice-based knowledge.

United Nations Children’s Fund Evaluations

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 100 countries to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices. Dozens of reports are available on the theme of water and environmental sanitation dating back to 1998.

United States Agency for International Development

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Government approach the global water crisis through an Integrated Water Management approach. The Development Experience Clearinghouse database has over 155,500 USAID technical and program documents available for electronic download, including over 10,000 evaluations and almost 100 evaluations related to WASH.

World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

The World Bank seeks to manage water and land in a more integrated way to ensure access to clean drinking water, reduce water pollution, protect biodiversity, control flooding, and food security. The Independent Evaluation Group has produced numerous impact evaluations, country evaluations, and global program reviews related to WASH.