This briefing paper utilized internal monitoring and evaluation data to determine lessons learned from the implementation of Output-Based Aid (OBA) water supply, sanitation and hygiene programs in rural Vietnam, the first of their kind in the country.
In 2007, East Meets West (EMW) was awarded a grant to provide sustainable access to clean water services, using OBA, to low-income rural communities in the central region of Vietnam. The project later expanded to include the Mekong Delta where EMW established an innovative partnership with the private sector to build, own and operate village water supply systems.
|The OBA sanitation model is working effectively . . . and the consumer rebate is a trigger to encourage latrine construction ‘not later but now’.|
Nguyen, P. Ljung, H. Nguyen
Output-Based Aid for Delivering WASH Services in Vietnam: Ensuring Sustainability and Reaching the Poor, delivered at 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014.
East Meets West’s OBA programs were financed by the Australian Government, GPOBA of the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Output-Based Aid for Delivering WASH Services in Vietnam: Ensuring Sustainability and Reaching the Poor, M. Nguyen, P. Ljung, H. Nguyen
Output-based Aid for Rural Water Supply in Vietnam, G. Kumar, et al., Policy Note – June 15, 2014
GPOBA Note Number 7 – LESSONS LEARNED
At the heart of our programs are strong partnerships with government, private sector, civil society groups, and local communities. We also implement learning and feedback strategies to strengthen our approaches to promoting gender and socially inclusive WASH practices in our partner communities.