Accurate information is important for evaluating services delivery, improving efficiencies, and targeting resources. Water sector data, however, are limited in much of the developing world.The objectives of our research are to develop and apply appropriate technologies and best practices that support the integration of data into water management programs.
Small-scale businesses often provide innovative and effective solutions to fill gaps in public services. We study examples of local entrepreneurship in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. We also administer WASH research internship and fellowship programs to empower African researchers with the tools to solve African WASH problems.
Our goals are to identify the factors that promote local solutions and the strategies that will expand their reach among lower income groups.