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SaafConsult actively assists urban water utilities and rural water service providers with institutional, organizational and climate change aspects of the provision of potable water and sanitation. Issues dealt with include decentralization of water provision, cost recovery, finance, organizational structuring, institutional embedding, training, evaluations, policy and project management.

 

We are a firm believer in the need and effectiveness of appropriate water services pricing. Valuing of water results in a rational allocation process based upon socio-economic considerations. In light of the increase in demand in most developing countries, water demand management is crucial to be able to meet this demand. This does not however legitimise exclusion of the poorest segments of society, for whom full water pricing may be beyond their financial reach. Valuing of water also contributes to water demand management within systems. This is where the link between water resources management and water supply and sanitation should be made.

 

 

A selection of recent key projects is:

 

 

Project:               GOAL Framework Consultancy for Country Programme WASH Evaluations and

                            Assessment against Global WASH Aims and Priorities

 

Client:                 GOAL

 

Countries:           Global

 

Period:                2015 - 2017

 

Services:             Provision of evaluation services for evaluations of WASH projects in 15 different countries

 

 

 

Project:                Research on the financial and institutional sustainability of Community-

                            Based Organisations managing WASH facilities in Low-Income Areas in Dhaka

 

Client:                  Vitens Evides International

 

Country:               May - September 2015

 

Services:              Action research on the financial and institutional sustainability of the

                             WASH interventions in the two Dhamalkot projects in low-income areas

                             in Dhaka

 

 

 

Project:                Support to WASH sector in Bangladesh:

                             1) Water Operator Partnership (WOP) Dhaka WASA-Vitens Evides International

                             2) Development of the Strategy for the Bangladesh WASH Alliance post 2015

                             3) External evaluation of PSTC: Promoting Enviromental Health for Rural school and

                             community, Bangladesh

 

Client:                  Simavi

 

Country:               Bangladesh

 

Period:                 May 2014 - August 2015

 

Services:             Support to the WASH sector in Bangladesh consisted of two sub projects, both

                            implemented by Saafconsult. (i) Support to the Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority/

                            Vitens Evides International Water Operators Partnership to develop project proposals for

                            investments in urban slums on Dhaka, and (ii) Support to the Bangladesh Water Alliance

                            (BWA) for the development of a strategy for the next phase of alliance.

 

 

 

Project:               Sectoral Evaluation, based on four projects of the Czech Development Cooperation in

                           WASH sector in Ethiopia

 

Client:                 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Czech Republic

 

Country:              Ethiopia

 

Period:                April - October 2014

 

Services:             Evaluation of four projects in the WASH sector in Ethiopia

 

 

 

Project:                Final Performance Evaluation of Water Hygiene Sanitation Transformation for Enhanced

                            Resiliency in Ethiopia

 

Client:                 USAID

 

Country:              Ethiopia

 

Period:                January 2014- March 2014

 

Services:             Project management and evaluation services

 

 

 

Project:               End of Project Evaluation of the " Integrated Emergency Support to Populations Affected

                            by the Syria Crisis" project

 

Client:                 World Vision

 

Period:                July - August 2014

 

Services:             Evaluation included conducting focus group meetings and 620 household surveys for

                            refugees in both countries

 

 

 

Project:                Ex-ante evaluation of the Ghana Netherlands WASH Programme

 

Client:                  Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana

 

Country:              Ghana

 

Period:                 March 2013 - May 2013

 

Services:             Short-term expert with specific expertise in integrated water resources management for

                            the Ex-ante evaluation of the Ghana Netherlands Water Programme.

 

 

 

Project:                Water and Sanitation Project Evaluations’ Review and Synthesis

 

Client:                   African Development Bank

 

Country:               Africa

 

Period:                 September 2012 – January 2013

 

Services:              Contribute to the on-going reflection within the African Development Bank on quality  

                             water and sanitation project design and implementation for better development results on

                             the ground in order to reinforce the effectiveness of the Bank’s Management and Water

                             and Sanitation Department.

 

 

 

Project:                Final evaluation of the project: The Programme Management Unit (PMU) of the Greater

                            Amman Water Sector Improvement Programme (GAWSIP)

 

Client:                  The European Commission Delegation to Jordan.

 

Country:              Jordan

 

Period:                 September 2012 – October 2012

 

Services:              Final evaluation of the project

 

 

 

Project:                Planning of Completion Phase for the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in  

                            Western Nepal

 

Client:                  Finnish Consulting Group

 

Country:               Nepal

 

Period:                 August - September 2012

 

Services:              International Climate Sustainability and Ecosystem Based Natural Resources

                            Management Adviser