Support to IFAD Knowledge Brokerage Products

Producing a series of concise guidance publications, primarily for IFAD agriculture projects that have a rural water supply component.

Country:

Global

Project Period:

2012

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Kerstin Danert

Project Staff: Martin Laeng, Sean Furey

Consultants: Joe Narkevic, Jen Smith, Cara Flowers, Disan Ssozi

Services Provided:

Knowledge Sharing, Networking, Training & Capacity Development

  • Synthesis, writing and publishing

Description of the Project:

There is a growing interest within IFAD country programmes in drinking water supply projects, with some countries having already commenced work in this area. However, as this topic has not been a core part of IFAD’s work in the past, there is concern that efforts need to be made to ensure that IFAD supported drinking water supply projects are undertaken according to the best international standards and practices.

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is a global network of professionals and practitioners working to raise standards of knowledge and evidence, technical and professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply and so fulfil the vision of sustainable rural water services for all.

This assignment built on the extensive experience of RWSN existing publications and support IFAD to prepare materials which can be utilised by its country programmes.

Volumes were written and compiled on:

  • People, Politics, the Environment and Rural Water Supplies
  • Finding Information on Rural Water Supplies
  • Guidelines and Tools for Rural Water Supplies
  • National Monitoring of Rural Water Supplies: How the Government of Uganda did it and lessons for other countries

These have become among the most downloaded publications from the RWSN website.