Research and Evaluation- Mid Term Evaluation of “Everyone Forever (EF)”- Sheohar District Water and Sanitation Project, Bihar for sustainable access to safe drinking water and increasing access to sanitation-Water for People (WfP) and One Drop, Canada.
Water for People (WfP) and One Drop, Canada initiated Project Sheohar in 2014, aimed at driving lasting solutions to widespread problem of access to water and sanitation across the Sheohar district with an intention to make the program sustainable. Water for People has proven experience in sustainable access to drinking water, market-based solutions for access to household sanitation, comprehensive schools programming and the fostering of robust institutional environments to make infrastructure and services thrive in the long term. Thus, Water for People-India programming in Sheohar is designed to achieve the ambitious goals of Everyone Forever (EF). Towards this, One Drop has developed an innovative, systemic approach aimed at generating lasting change and improving living conditions through better access to water and sanitation, called ‘ABC for Sustainability’. This approach enriches and accelerates the Water for People’s approach- Everyone Forever (EF). To achieve these goals WFP and One Drop are partnering with Government Partners, Social Art Partners, Civil Society Partners, and Private Sector Partners with the objective to improve the living conditions of people in Sheohar by providing sustainable access to safe drinking water to all, increasing access to sanitation to 60% of the population and developing livelihood models that could be replicated for the benefits of the population.
TRIOs undertook the mid-term evaluation of this ambitious project and provided evidence based information needed for policy directions, project management and implementation. The mid-term assessment using quantitative and qualitative techniques provided vital information for refining strategies for sustainable outcomes.