In October 2013, ME&A completed the mid-term evaluation of USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) Project performed in eight sub-Saharan countries. The ME&A team of four international water experts traveled to Kenya, Nigeria, and South Sudan to conduct fieldwork, meet with stakeholders, and visit project sites. They also conducted a desk review and additional research to evaluate the project’s performance in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia.
The team evaluated SUWASA’s performance so far and assessed its ability to integrate other complementary development activities as well as its effectiveness at improving sector performance.
Began in September 2009, this four-year project was designed to support these eight African nations in developing sufficient regulatory and corporate governance structure for local utilities that will be technically and financially capable of providing quality water and sanitation services to their citizens.