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Pacific Development Group WASH Cluster Evaluation

Pacific Development Group WASH Cluster Evaluation

Focus group discussion on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu (Photo courtesy of Diane Cousineau, IWC)

World Vision Australia

World Vision Australia contracted IWC to carry-out a regional evaluation of their five Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in the Pacific Development Group countries of Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Project Category: Applied Research

Key Areas of Work: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

Project Date: Apr 30, 2011

This project evaluated five of World Vision’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects. Drawing on the similarities, challenges and strengths of each project and country context, the evaluation team provided project-specific and strategic recommendations to World Vision Australia (WVA) and World Vision Pacific Development Group (WVPDG) to improve their WASH project delivery in the Pacific region:

  • A tailored evaluation framework for remote fieldwork was developed; the  methodology trialled by full evaluation team in south Tanna, Vanuatu
  • Subsequent evaluations carried out in pairs in Vanuatu (west coast of Santo island, and central Pentecost island), Papua New Guinea (West Coast Bougainville), and Solomon Islands (Nendo island, travel to Pele islands cancelled due to rough seas). Field work comprised: training of World Vision (WV) staff, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, household surveys, observations of water and sanitation infrastructure, and debrief sessions with WV staff.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analyses carried out with comprehensive evaluations of each project, and recommendations on improving their WASH strategy for the Pacific region.
  • Results of the evaluation were presented by Diane Cousineau and Suzanne Hoverman to WVA staff in Melbourne, and then to AusAID and the Australian WASH Reference Group in Canberra. 

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