Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Output Based Aid (WASHOBA) - Vietnam

Thrive Networks in Vietnam

Project Description

The policy goal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Output-Based Aid (WASHOBA) was scale-up through the National Target Program for rural water supply and sanitation. WASHOBA was implemented through Government change agents at all levels who learn by doing, with EMW technical assistance.  The central level reform agenda is articulated throughout Vietnam Health Environment Management Agency (VIHEMA) engagement in implementation processes and decisions, and bolstered by WASHOBA target areas as evidence-based case studies. 

WASHOBA awarded pre-determined reimbursements to change agents based on the number of new household water connections and new latrines verified in poor households. Water supply goals included increased connection rates, improved quality of service and lowered investment costs. The sanitation and hygiene component was implemented by the provincial through hamlet level health establishment and the Women’s Union.

More than 17,000 households from the poorest 40% built hygienic latrines, and 12,000 households connected to safe piped water supplies.

Project Location

Five provinces in Vietnam including: Bac Giang (5 districts) and Thai Nguyen (6 districts) in the North-East; Binh Dinh (3 districts) on the South Central Coast; and Tra Vinh and Ben Tre (7 districts) in the Mekong Delta.  Sanitation coverage is below 25% in Ben Tre, and mountainous conditions in Thai Nguyen mean open defecation is more acceptable than in other areas of Vietnam.

Project Posters

Download Thrive Networks' project poster presented at the Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) in August 2017 here.

Click here for Thrive Networks' project poster presented at the 2015 East Asia Regional Learning Event. 

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location East Asia: Vietnam Duration 01-12-2014 to 01-12-2014 Working with Government at all levels and Vietnam Women’s Union Key approach Output-based Aid Website http://thrivenetworks.org/