UNICEF has published the WASH in Schools Monitoring Package to strengthen national monitoring systems and to improve the quality of monitoring at the project level.
National monitoring systems for WASH in schools are generally weak; many countries do not have even basic data on the WASH situation in schools. This lack of information on the status of WASH in schools hampers planning and resource allocation decisions. It also has an impact on the development and monitoring of WASH in Schools projects.
The package consists of three modules:
The EMIS module: a set of basic monitoring questions on WASH in Schools to be incorporated into national Education Monitoring Information Systems (EMIS), usually administered annually;
The survey module: a more comprehensive set of questions, observations and focus group discussion guidelines for use in national WASH in Schools surveys as well as for sub-national, project level or thematic surveys;
The children’s monitoring module: a teacher’s guide and tool set for the monitoring of WASH in Schools by students, including observation checklists, survey questions and special monitoring exercises.
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Mainstreaming gender into Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes: a training manual for water professionals
Authors: ; SNV Rwanda; PROTOS; Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Rwanda
Publisher: Gender and Water Alliance , 2009
Link to full-text: http://www.genderandwater.org/page/7316
The training manual on mainstreaming gender into Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes is an integrated approach to both gender and WASH issues. It aims to provide participatory gender-sensitive training to water professionals at the policy, project and administrative levels through building their capacity for mainstreaming gender into WASH programmes. The authors hope this manual will be useful to other public, private and civil society training institutions and agencies, both in Rwanda (where this manual was written) and in other countries around the world.
The manual aims to provide participatory gender sensitive training to water professionals at the policy, project and administrative levels and promote an understanding of and commitment to the importance of participation of both women and men in sustainability of these programmes
It is divided into 3 modules which cover:
— trends of WASH programmes in Rwanda, global concepts and management of WASH programmes
— theoretical concepts of gender including social and gender analysis, gender roles and relationships and gender needs
— gender mainstreaming and providing gender analysis frameworks and gender planning tools.
Gender sensitive indicators and a log-frame for WASH programmes are also included.