Description of the Project:
HYSAWA was established in 2007 at the initiative of the Local Government Division and DANIDA as a multi-donor vehicle for implementing Water and Sanitation services at scale. During the SDC-funded period (2013-2016), HYSAWA consolidated its reputation as a competent and trusted WASH implementation organisation. HYSAWA developed its own innovative approach of funding through Union Parishads (the lowest tier of government) by training the council and secretaries in procurement and management, and largely eliminating corruption through public and online reporting systems.
A consultant from Skat Consulting and a local counterpart visited sites in South West Bangladesh where SDC funds had been applied in WASH interventions among marginalised and vulnerable rural communities. After the field visits, workshops and interviews with key stakeholders, recommendations were made for an SDC exit strategy what would be needed for the HYSAWA organisation to evolve and continue to be effective and efficient.