The DFID Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy team is commissioning a programme of operational research and expressions of interest are sought from experienced research organisations and consortiums with a track record of high quality research to deliver this programme. The objectives are:
1) to investigate how DFID-funded WASH programmes can be made more sustainable, cost-effective and efficient; and,
2) update regional assessments of the operational sustainability of WASH services in Africa and South Asia. The first objective will involve inter-disciplinary research, including economics, engineering, social development, natural resources and public health. The research will be linked to implementation programmes funded by DFID through a variety of means including country and global programmes. Strong linkages will need to be made between researcher and programme implementers. The second objective will require analysis of existing data and primary data collection through surveys. Surveys must produce statistically representative and valid data with robust and credible findings. Surveys should cover all installed WASH services and not just those funded by DFID. It is anticipated that the research will last for 24 months with the possibility of a 12 month extension subject to satisfactory perfomance of the supplier, ongoing programme needs and availability of funding. It will be the responsibility of the research team to obtain all necessary ethical and other approvals.
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
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Telephone: +44 1355843151
Contract value: No contract value provided
Published: 25 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 22 Feb 2013
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