Evaluative studies and strategic plans

Context

For more than 20 years, IOWater has been promoting, in France, Europe and internationally, water knowledge and its management for the capacity building of stakeholders. Independence and knowledge are therefore the two strengths of IOWater that many stakeholders have required over time. This has taken the form of more strategic interventions, assessments of the sectors, implementation of policies or regulations, and definition of operational action plans.

IOWater has thus become a resource for decision-making, for the planning of actions in such diverse but complementary fields as Integrated Resource Management, organization of institutions, capacity building planning, promotion of sectoral and economic development through the implementation of recognized service management principles adapted to local contexts.

This activity is important for many international stakeholders in the development of the drinking water supply and sanitation sectors, but also the waste sector. Ministries involved in major uses, Water Directorates, Basin Agencies but also Donors and Non-Governmental Organizations involved in development, are calling for analyses mixing political and operational strategies, sometimes inseparable from technical expertise or analysis of human and knowledge resources.

Thus, the implementation of National Action Plans that structure investment (e.g. for the Ministry of Water Resources in Algeria), the implementation of Strategic Sectorial Plans (SSP) defining major long-term strategies, whether political, organizational or legislative, (SSP for the National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Haiti) are strong and complex actions including phases of preliminary assessments, strong dialogue, planning and promulgation of the decisions best suited to the context.

More specialized, evaluations of long-term technical solutions are also carried out for different stakeholders. For example, the evaluation of a latinization technique on a test sector (French Red Cross), or the application of quality rules or charters (Adour Garonne Agency in France on community sanitation) can illustrate the know-how of the International Office for Water.

 

IOWater skills and know-how

  • Evaluation and definition of action plans are part of the proposal for decision-making support involving a large number of levels of expertise and a support of flawless knowledge. They mobilize our know-how and skills that are widely recognized:
  • Technical and technological knowledge;
  • Dialogue and facilitation;
  • Experience with institutional models and organizations and services;
  • Perception of challenges for uses;
  • Structuring of regulations and laws;
  • Knowledge of capacity building challenges;
  • etc.

Further to the skills of the International Office for Water, its independence guarantees our partners with objective judgment and orientations adapted to the contexts and committed to an efficiency independent of any lobby.