Track record on sanitation and hygiene work by IRC
Examples of earlier sanitation and hygiene work carried out by IRC.
12 Jul 11
In 2007, a team of consultants from CRECERH was requested to look into strengthening capacities for the local governance of sanitation services in the poorest areas in Honduras. The objective was to come up with a set of recommendations. The consultancy has been financed by the water and sanitation network of Honduras, RAS-HON and carried out with technical support from IRC. This folder contains the final study in Spanish, as well as a summary developed by RAS-HON. The study results have also been published at international fora. The papers developed for these events, as well the PowerPoints are available in a mix of English and Spanish and can also be found in this folder.
10 Feb 10
Together with the WSP, IRC and ADCOM, a Vietnamese consultancy firm, carried out a case study on the sustainability of rural sanitation marketing. Three years after the end of a 2006-2008 pilot study, promoters had continued to promote sanitation, be it with a lower intensity, even though their monitoring incentive had ended. The local private sector had continued to develop their supply services on their own. Growth rates in access to sanitation had been sustained at, or grown to the same high level as during the pilot.
27 May 09
As part of her advisory work for the Indonesian Sanitation Sector Development Program (ISSDP) in 14 towns of Indonesia IRC’s Christine Sijbesma is assisting the programme on gender and participation. In April 2009 she and the local team faciltated a rapid and participatory assessment in two high-priority communities in Banjarmasin on sanitation needs by women and men. These assessments allow women and usually “forgotten” men to formulate demands for sanitation improvements. It gives pointers on their willingness and capacity to contribute in better-off, worse-off and in-between groups. It also provides insights in the degree of organization and influence of women and men and local cadres. The resulting scores give a ranking of the high-priority communities in terms of conditions, demand and organizational capacity, which helps high risk communities and the city sanitation working group to select the first community/ies for rapid action and a more likely quick success.
18 Dec 08
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) and Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH) held a QIS (Quantitative Information System) workshop in Nepalgunj, Mid Western Region, Nepal from 17 to 22 June 2008.
14 May 08
WaterAid India (WAI) and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), held a QIS (Qualitative Information System) workshop in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India from 3 to 7 September 2007. Based on the resulting data and findings, WaterAid India decided to use QIS for participatory monitoring and evaluation of their future projects.
03 Mar 08
WaterAid, BRAC and IRC jointly organised a 3-day learning and sharing workshop (for Sanitation & Hygiene Practitioners) from 29-31 January 2008, in Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The workshop papers are made available by WaterAid and IRC in a joint publication called " Beyond construction: use by all". Each paper can be downloaded separately.
23 Nov 06
The 4WS project ‑ Women, Wellbeing, Work, Waste and Sanitation has successfully addressed the sanitation problems in low income peri-urban communities in coastal areas of South Asia. This is done through participatory approaches that are gender and poverty sensitive. It also creates employment for women as latrine masons and in solid waste collection and recycling.
02 Nov 06
The Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India (2005) has used "quotes" from UNICEF / IRC Indian SSHE Resource guide in writing guidance documents for all the states in India.
17 Oct 06
One page with highlights from the three-year EU-funded action research on Women, well-being, work, waste and sanitation (4WS) by project partners from Bangladesh, Finland, India, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka is published in a new publication of the EU Water Initiative “Directing the flow - a new approach to integrated water resources management”.
14 Dec 04
IRC provided assitance for scaling up in Rajasthan and designing the contents of a programme that was subsequently funded by DGIS for UNICEF.