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SAWRP: Payment by Results


The South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP) is funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) under a Payment by Results (PbR) contract.

Differing from a traditional grant, Payment by Results is a relatively new form of financing where risk is shared between the donor and implementing organisations by tying payment to the achievement and verification of agreed targets – meaning the programme receives full payment if the SAWRP consortium delivers the following agreed delivery (outputs) and sustainability (outcomes) results:

  • providing WASH services to 6.6 million people in Bangladesh and Pakistan by December 2015
  • ensuring continued access to and use of water and sanitation facilities, and continued safe hygiene practices, at least until the end of the programme in March 2018 and hopefully far beyond.

  In early 2016, e-Pact confirmed that we over-achieved on our delivery targets for December 2015. This was a huge achievement, down to the excellent work of our staff in-country partners and local implementing partners.

We committed to improving water access for 227,750 people

We reached 279,417 (123%)

We committed to reaching 1,664,175 people with improved sanitation

We reached 1,940,987 (118%)

We committed to improving access to handwashing soap for 6,609,389 people

We reached 7,121,559 (108%)

We are now in the sustainability phase of the programme (January 2016 – March 2018). During this time, we will be working with the 7 million people we reached during the output phase to ensure they continue to access and use their water and sanitation facilities and continue to practice positive hygiene behaviour such as handwashing with soap at key times.

Our priorities during this phase are to:

  • Ensure the continued use and maintenance of sanitation and water supply facilities installed during the delivery phase, and the continued practice of hand washing with soap at critical times.
  • Strengthen local and national governments to continue using approaches that have been seen to be effective on the programme in support of national goals.
  • Our ‘pillars of sustainability’ include quality assurance so that community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is applied effectively, and sanitation marketing to facilitate ongoing promotion and the supply of skills and materials by the private sector.
  • For schools, the focus of attention will shift from direct implementation to securing ongoing hand washing promotion within the curriculum as well as supporting selected schools in accessing increased funding for WASH, through the work of our implementing partner WSUP.

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