Learning Brief: Policy Influencing

Policy Influencing: Learning Brief from research into effectiveness of WASH approaches and innovations in the Civil Society WASH Fund

Toward the end of 2017 the CS WASH Fund commissioned a team from Aguaconsult UK to conduct in-depth research of CSO interventions in four crosscutting areas: i. WASH policy influencing; ii. Gender and social inclusion (GESI); iii. WASH market facilitation; and iv. Innovation integration and uptake. The researchers worked with Fund administrators to prioritise the CSO interventions by focusing on those which have displayed promising approaches in these themes. Working together, they prioritised 23 CSO interventions, with 43 different unique interventions across the four themes. This Learning Brief presents the key findings from research in the area of policy influencing.

Most policy contexts of countries within the Fund are only partially mature. CSOs working under the Fund have had success in influencing policy change at both national and local level, with the main focus on sanitation and hygiene, but also in the area of financing and subsidies for latrine construction. The principal reasons for engaging in policy influencing are lack of policies, or incomplete policies, the failure of existing approaches to deliver intended service outcomes and efforts driven by equity concerns by focusing on pro-poor outcomes. Increasing private sector participation was cited as a driver for influencing policy in a limited number of cases.

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Author / Organisation CS WASH Fund / Aguaconsult Publication Date Jun 2018 Downloads 46 Size 1.1 mb Link Rating
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