Sustainability Check: Five-Year Annual Sustainability Audits

Poor sustainability of rural water and sanitation, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, has increased the need for post-construction monitoring and support. To address this issue, the Sustainability Check (SC) was developed as part of the One Million Initiative in Mozambique as an annual audit tool to monitor rural water and sanitation from 2008-2012 to facilitate learning and program changes. Water Institute researchers collaborated with UNICEF Mozambique to describe the SC’s methods, evolution and annual results in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development.

Godfrey, Samuel, Matteus van der Velden, Americo Muianga, Angelina Xavier, Kristen Downs, Camille Morgan, and Jamie Bartram. 2014. “Sustainability Check: Five-year Annual Sustainability Audits of the Water Supply and Open Defecation Free Status in the ‘One Million Initiative’, Mozambique.” Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 4 (3) (August): 471–483. doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.118.