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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can provide important support to increase WASH data availability and the accountability of service providers. However, successful initiatives in the WASH sector are limited, and outcomes from different trials have been mixed. Ellen Greggio, WaterAid’s Programme Advisor for Monitoring and Mapping, reflects on key lessons from new research by WaterAid and partners, and the factors leading to ICT initiatives’ success or failure.
The proposed Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation is good news for global poverty – and presents a huge challenge. Erik Harvey, Head of Programme Support Unit at WaterAid, discusses the role mobile technologies such as mWater could have in ensuring we have the data we need to achieve it.