Evaluation of USAID’s SUWASA Project

img_3508 800x600In October 2013, ME&A completed the mid-term evaluation of USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) Project performed in eight sub-Saharan countries.

During 10 days in August 2013, the ME&A evaluation team traveled to Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan to conduct fieldwork, meet with stakeholders and visit project sites. They also conducted a desk review and additional research to evaluate the project’s performance in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia.

For the SUWASA review, ME&A assembled a team of four international water experts to evaluate the project’s performance so far, and to assess its ability to integrate other complementary development activities as wells as its effectiveness at improving sector performance.

Began in September 2009, this four-year project was designed to support these eight African nations in developing sufficient regulatory and corporate governance structure for local utilities that will be technically and financially capable of providing quality water and sanitation services to their citizens.

Since 2010, ME&A has conducted more than 45 evaluations for USAID and the U.S. Department of State in over 25 countries worldwide.