This document is the overall summary and synthesis of the first impact study of initiatives supported by UN-Habitat's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF).
The UN-Habitat's Water, Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch (WSIB) is seeking to maximise the impact from the WSTF and this impact study is the first of a series of impact assessments planned to be undertaken over the next five years.
This first assessment selected three components of UN-Habitat's operations:
i)Country impact study on UN- Habitat's Kenya initiatives, ii) Country impact study of UN-Habitat's Nepal initiatives iii) A global impact study of UN- Habitat's gender mainstreaming and pro-poor initiatives
The two country impact studies were based on assessments of the achievements and impacts of selected sample studies that were considered representative for the UN-HABITAT portfolios in each of the two countries. The gender thematic study has reviewed the Water and Sanitation Programmes of UN-HABITAT in nine countries in three different regions, selected in consultation with the WSIB and the UN-HABITAT Gender Mainstreaming Unit.