This report, based on a desk review, describes experiences with the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) sustainability instruments – clause, a check and a compact – that address entire projects cycles, from assessment of project proposals to implementation, impact evaluations and beyond. One instrument is the financial, institutional, environmental, technical and social (FIETS) approach to sustainability monitoring. Its criteria address the preconditions for sustainability of WASH services. It also discusses use of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) country compact, since lessons learned from SWA compacts will help inform the sustainability compacts to be used by the Sustainable Water Fund (Fonds Duurzaam Water, FDW) consortia which are part of the second call for proposals. And finally, it looks at the FIETS approach to the sustainability monitoring framework, since FDW requires that projects use the FIETS sustainability criteria. General conclusions are also presented to inform IRC in developing the format and guidelines for FDW consortia and The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO). (Link)
Verhoeven, J.; Uijtewaal, E.; Schouten, T. 2015. Experience with Sustainability Instruments: Clauses, Checks and Compacts for Ensuring WASH Services. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. 20 p.