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SMARTerWASH: Mobile monitoring for rural water and sanitation services that last

A multi-partner joint initiative

Posted on 29 October 2014

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SMARTerWASH aims to ensure monitoring information is effectively used to keep water and sanitation services working. There are three smart components that will be operationalised: (a) The District Monitoring and Evaluation System (DiMES) to analyse and collect data against sector guidelines; (b) Akvo FLOW to collect data using mobile phones and visualise it online; (c) SkyFox SMS to help communities report problems, order spare parts, and access financing.

SMARTerWASH is a joint initiative that ensures monitoring information is effectively used to keep water and sanitation services working.

There are three smart components that will be operationalised:

  •  The District Monitoring and Evaluation System (DiMES) to analyse and collect data against sector guidelines.
  •  Akvo FLOW to collect data using mobile phones and visualise it online.
  •  SkyFox SMS to help communities report problems, order spare parts, and access financing.

This initiative builds on the experience of the CWSA and IRC Ghana to support regular monitoring of services by districts. If you want to know more about the challenges and solutions or help extend these monitoring systems in your country, see more information below.

US$ 4,800,000

Donor: Netherlands Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS).

More information
IRC
The Hague, the Netherlands
+31 70 304 4000 
IRC Wash

Current status
2013-2015

Project location

Project partners

  • IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre