Report: CSOs Learning for Impact in WASH

This Report provides the complete findings from research into understanding how CSOs can improve organisational knowledge and learning (K&L) processes for improved practice, and what types and formats of K&L products are most preferred and considered most effective. Commissioned by the CS WASH Fund and undertaken by the Institute of Sustainable Futures University of Technology Sydney, research findings and recommendations will be useful to CSOs and WASH researchers aiming to improve the sharing and dissemination of their work.

Views were sought from CSO representatives and other non-CSO stakeholders, including governments, academics, donors and consultants working in the WASH sector across the world. 

Six key enabling factors for creating learning cultures within CSOs working in WASH were identified as: Peer-to-peer and on the job learning; Reflection processes; Leadership to drive K&L; Time and funding allocated to K&L; Feedback loops between M&E and programming; and Identifying K&L duties in workplans. The most effective  K&L methods included: Face-to-face, hands-on and experiential learning formats; Practical guidance notes and toolkits; Well-written, concise and evidence-based; and Multiple online formats. 


Author/Organisation Publication Date Downloads Size Link Rating Download
Author / Organisation ISF UTS/ CS WASH Fund Publication Date Jul 2016 Downloads 71 Size 1 mb Link Rating
No votes yet
Download Download now Has been downloaded