The Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP) is an international partnership launched in 2017 to support countries in meeting the water-related targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly those of SDG 6, which calls on the global community to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” As part of the results framework for GWSP, nine Block C countries were selected for more detailed and focused results monitoring and evaluation of indicators. The World Bank wanted mid-term formative assessments for five of the Block C countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Pakistan, and Vietnam) to assess progress towards expected results of GWSP-supported activities and related World Bank lending and non-lending activities. The World Bank also wanted cross-cutting lessons to inform the future design and implementation of interventions by the Water GP.
DHInfrastructure reviewed GWSP contributions in the five Block C countries for the period of 2018-2021. We evaluated results against the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria of relevance, coherence, and effectiveness. We reviewed program documents and conducted interviews with local stakeholders, World Bank teams, and other donors. We summarized progress against SDG 6 targets, assessed GWSP and World Bank contributions to those targets, and provided country-level and fund-level lessons learned, which we compiled into five country-level reports and a synthesis report. We presented our findings from each report at a GWSP Program Council Meeting.