127. Enabling Environment Assessment

This tool was developed to determine the programmatic and institutional conditions needed to scale up, sustain, and replicate sanitation marketing programme approaches. To work at scale, service delivery requires a strong and supportive enabling environment. The World Bank worked with stakeholders to develop the Enabling Environment Assessment, which can be used to systematically assess, strengthen, and monitor progress in sanitation and hygiene programmes at the national and sub-national levels. The tool is composed of eight essential dimensions used to describe the enabling environment. Each dimension has six indicators or ‘components’, which are structured as a checklist. Key lessons from the assessment carried out in India, Tanzania and Indonesia included highlighting areas to: improve local capacity (government and private sector), develop performance-monitoring-based benchmarking systems for local government, and encourage community based monitoring and self-reporting. This brief summary also presents strengths and limitations of the EE Assessment. (Link)


Schweitzer, R.; Grayson, C.; Lockwood, H. 2014. Enabling Environment Assessment. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, Triple-s. 1 p.

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