BRAC WASH Programmes
BRAC in Bangladesh started its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme in 2006 in partnership with the Government. The programme provides sustainable and integrated WASH services to over 37 million people in the rural areas and aims to break the contamination cycle of unsanitary latrines, contaminated water and unsafe hygiene practices, as well as ensure sustainability and scaling-up of WASH services. IRC has provided support on design, capacity building and implementation of the programme, which is carried out with financial support of the Dutch Government, DFID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Monitoring is both extremely important and challenging in large-scale programmes such as BRAC WASH. Various systems such as a Management Information System (MIS), SenseMaker and the Quality Information System (QIS) are used to keep track of progress across nearly half of Bangladesh. IRC introduced a simple version of QIS to monitor for example, actual use of latrines, participation of women in water management, and hygiene behaviour change within households – in a way that allows both programme staff and programme beneficiaries to learn from the results.
News articles from IRC's news services and other sources on the BRAC WASH programme.
Video interviews with senior BRAC staff, videos compiled by BRAC on the WASH programme and other related footage.
Papers available elaborating on the BRAC WASH programme in Bangladesh.