The event at Loughborough University, which was standing room only by the time it began, enabled the consortia to discuss how the requirements of a PbR contract have been incorporated into their programmes, and the key learning themes emerging. It was also attended by representatives of DFID and the e-Pact consortium, which is monitoring, verifying and evaluating the WASH Results Programme.
The South Asia WASH Results Programme, led by Plan UK, gave a presentation on programme design and payment systems; SWIFT presented on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning; and SNV’s Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All presented on sustainability.
A lively question-and-answer session followed, before participants broke into smaller groups to discuss issues raised by the presentations.
SWIFT distributed two learning briefs at the event; one on ‘Implementing WASH programmes in a Payment by Results context’, and the other ‘Introducing the SWIFT tool for environmental assessment and risk screening for rural water supply’. Both briefs and the full environmental assessment tool can be downloaded from our Resources page.