World Vision Evaluation – Methods and Tools

The World Vision and Water Institute partnership has focused on building evidence for impact using rigorous methods to collect high quality data for learning and program improvement. In order to maximize the impact of the tools that were developed, we are sharing the updated indicators, manuals, and surveys used in this evaluation. Our hope is that sharing these open-source resources will empower partners to implement and refine their own MEL processes.

The Water Institute partnered with several organizations in order to make this evaluation possible. This included using Aquagenx water quality testing field kits and compartment bag tests (CBTs), as well as mobile surveys through mWater. Please see the enumerator manuals for more details about water quality testing methods.

To access the updated indicators, manuals, and surveys used in the World Vision 14-country evaluation, please follow the links below. It is important to note that the surveys have been updated to reflect lessons learned from this project, and therefore they do not directly match the data repositories that are linked to the “results” page.


The Water Institute developed WaSH indicators for MEL at the household, community, and institution level. For information about Sustainable Development Goal indicators, click here.


Manuals were developed for enumerators participating in MEL activities, and also for supervisors responsible for training and data collection.


Surveys were developed to collect data on community characteristics, for assessing water points, and for monitoring WaSH services in households, healthcare facilities, and schools.


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