We are a consortium of 5 organisations, led by Oxford Policy Management. For the last two years (2013–2015), we have been working on the “Value for Money and Sustainability in WASH programmes” (VFM-WASH) project. We have carried out operational research on the Value for Money (VFM) of DFID’s WASH investments in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zambia. In addition, we conducted nationally-representative household surveys in four of those countries.
On this website we share the VFM analysis what we have undertaken and the household survey results. So as to facilitate the use of VFM analysis and discussion around it, we also share methodological tools for VFM, so that anyone can use it to carry out analysis of WASH programmes.
Oxford Policy Management – OPM is one of the world’s leading international development consultancies with 30-year track record on applied economics, evaluation and political economy. Our water team comprises five full-time water economists.
Trémolet Consulting – A leading consultancy in water and sanitation economics, providing advisory services to governments, international organizations and academic institutions worldwide since 2004.
University of Leeds – Water@leeds is one of the largest interdisciplinary centres for water research in any university in the world, encompassing expertise from across the physical, biological, chemical, social and economic sciences and engineering as well as the arts.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – The Environmental Health Group (EHG) at LSHTM is focused on the basic problems of water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. Combining expertise in engineering, epidemiology, biology, and the social sciences, the EHG has a track record delivering world-class research that shapes policy and practice.
Oxfam – Oxfam GB is a UK based charity that works with and through local partner organisations to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world.
The management team of VFM-WASH is made up of Barbara Evans (Leeds, Team Leader), Ian Ross (OPM, Project Manager), Sophie Tremolet (TCL, VFM lead), Rashid Zaman (OPM, survey lead), Oliver Cumming (LSHTM) and Nega Bazezew (Oxfam)