As the UNICEF WASH programme engages increasingly at the upstream level in countries, there is a need to capture, assess and report on the results of this work in a more systematic way. This approach draws on experiences with indirect results monitoring but is specifically designed for the UNICEF WASH programme, which is both large in size and broad in scope, including a wide range of country programme typologies. In recognition of the importance of establishing a plausible association between upstream inputs and results, organizations involved in advocacy and support to strengthen enabling environments for WASH use a range of monitoring approaches and tools. This concept brief presents the Indirect Results Assessment System, points to be considered about data collection and oversight process, proxy indicators, an illustrive example, and it concludes with advantages and disadvantages. (Link)
UNICEF. 2014. Measuring the Indirect Results of UNICEF WASH Support at Country Level – Concept Brief. 6 p.