Impact Assessment of South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP): 2014-2018
The South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP) refers to the work undertaken by the consortium in delivering improvements in access to and use of WASH facilities. SAWRP has been working to improve water, sanitation and hygiene outcomes in Bangladesh since 2014.
The objective was to promote and enable the sustained use of hygienic household toilets and the practice of hand washing with soap, as well as make water supply improvements in a limited number of communities.
DFID commissioned a consortium led by Plan International UK (which includes WaterAid, Unilever and WSUP1 as partners) to implement programmes in Bangladesh and Pakistan to deliver improved water and sanitation facilities across both countries, as well as support improved hygiene practices.
It is critical for the SAWRP to be able to demonstrate the results that these WASH interventions have achieved, and to provide evidence that results are sustainable in the longer term. This need to demonstrate results has led to a programme of research utilising baseline, midline and endline surveys with beneficiary communities.