WVI WASH Project Evaluation by Vision Quest.

Vision Quest has extensive experience in WASH financing: specifically

  • Promoting and enhancing multi-stakeholder initiatives to align education systems and supporting all education actors to improve education outcomes.
  • Assessing the scope and potential options for innovative financing strategies and mechanisms for the sector in the concerned countries.
  • Developing concrete recommendations and options to be considered for the development of innovative WASH financing mechanisms, with specific recommendations on the role of community sustainability mechanisms
  • Creating awareness and consensus among key stakeholders on financing and policy implications for meeting the sustainable development goals for the WASH sector.

Our highly qualified teams of experts are specialized in conceptualizing, developing, testing and promoting appropriate WASH strategies and models for capacity building of relevant stakeholders, strengthening of WASH systems and advocacy.

Why Vision Quest

The Vision Quest WASH sector acknowledges and has embraced transition from the MDGs to the SDG era that calls for a balance between continuity and a purposed departure from carrying out WASH activities as usual. We have therefore shifted our focus towards newer approaches to WASH development policies, plans and programmes as well as means of implementation and on monitoring progress. The SDG on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) states; “by 2030, ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, thus covering all WASH issues-economic, social and environmental sustainability, in a holistic manner.

Our consultants understanding the scope and context of key opportunities, barriers and proposed solutions in the WASH sector to provide sustainable water and sanitation services covering all aspects of WASH. An example of such is our grounding in providing holistic services that cover cost effective approaches that target rural, semi-urban and urban communities (especially the urban poor).This means that apart from supporting governments (both national and county/federal) to strengthen their capacity and systems to provide an enabling environment for WASH services, we also focus on the role of the community in both owning and sustaining WASH activities. We work with and clearly understand/are aware of the different roles of male, female and youth in WASH as well as the communal and health implications of their involvement at local and national levels. We have also been involved in supporting WASH in schools either through technical support to county Ministries of Education and Health.

Some of the activities we have been implementing over the years include:

  • Stakeholder analysis and advocacy for WASH financing
  • Policy development through policy briefs and session papers for advocacy Strategic Leadership: developing country and county level WASH strategy aligned
  • to corporate WASH frameworks;
  • Developing market-based solutions and Public Private Partnerships in the WASH sector
  • Advisory Services: leading complex evaluation assignments, setting benchmarks for results, and monitoring quality of advisory services of WASH sector technical working groups.
  • Conducting knowledge attitude and practices (KAP) surveys
  • Developing community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) exercises and evaluation
  • Conducting evaluations on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage uptake
  • Carrying out third party certification process on open defecation free communities
  • Conducting hygiene training for trainers (ToTs),
  • Hygiene campaigns including use of BCC visual aids
  • Developing training and campaign material
  • Designing and constructing of shallow wells, including installation and O&M for pumps Technical supervision of constructions (various water sources, latrines, hand washing facilities)
  • Participatory Disaster Preparedness Plans with communities.

Our Theory

We believe that, for sustainable WASH services, there must be a deliberate action towards ensuring that there is Sustainable Financing; proper WASH Infrastructure Management; Water Resource Management and WASH Governance. The four form the building blocks of a balanced demand and supply management of WASH services.

ClientRelevant Experience
Millennium water
Kenya Resilient Arid lands partnership for integrated
developmentBaseline survey in Turkana, Garissa, Wajir,
Marsabit and Isiolo counties of Kenya
Danish Refuge
Evaluation of Integrated Emergency Response (IER) - Food
Security and Livelihoods; NFI/Shelter; WASH and Infrastructure;
Protection and Advocacy; Community-Driven Recovery and
Development; as well as Emergency Response on a case-by-case
Improved Livelihood for the Disaster Affected populations.
National Food Security Assessment and development of Food
Security Strategy
Field-based Integrated Emergency Response Assessment. Food
Security and Livelihoods; NFI/Shelter; WASH and
Infrastructure; Protection and Advocacy; Community-Driven
Recovery and Development
World Vision
Evaluation of Response to Upper Nile Emergency, South Sudan.
Environmental impact assessment on small scale irrigation
Feasibility study on small scale irrigation.
Samaritan’s purseEvaluation of Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Assistance in
Northern Bahr El Ghazal (NBEG), South Sudan
Action Contre la FaimEvaluation of DFID funded Emergency Wash, Nutrition and
Health interventions for conflict and drought that had affected
populations in South-Central Somalia.
CAREFinal Evaluation of IDP Support Program (WASH, Food security
and protection activities in IDP camps and host communities).
This was an ECHO funded program