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2018 Zimbabwe: End of project evaluation for a water sanitation ans hygiene project in satellite schools

Executive summary

With the aim to continuously improve transparency and use of evaluation, UNICEF Evaluation Office manages the "Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS)". Within this system, an external independent company reviews and rates all evaluation reports. The quality rating scale for evaluation reports is as follows: “Highly Satisfactory”, “Satisfactory”, “Fair” or “Unsatisfactory”. You will find the link to the quality rating below, labelled as ‘Part 2’ of the report, and the executive feedback summary labelled as ‘Part 3’.


Project description
This report presents findings of the end of project evaluation for the WASH in Satellite Schools Project. UNICEF was supporting the National Action Committee  for WASH in implementing WASH in Satellite Schools Project in 3 districts in Zimbabwe (Binga, Hurungwe and Mwenezi) covering 27 satellite schools . Funded by the UN Australia National Committee, for a total of US$558,036.35, The WASH in satellite schools project had five outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: 8,000 pupils and 300 teachers and their families at 27 satellite schools, 9 (schools) from each of  in Zvishavane, Mwenezi and Hurungwe districts have access to safe water supplies, improved sanitation and hand-washing facilities by June 2018.
  • Outcome 2: 8,000 pupils, 300 teachers, their families, and 27 School Development Committees (SDCs) at 27 satellite schools are reached with hygiene promotion messages by June 2018
  • Outcome 3: 500 ECD pupils at 27 satellite schools have access to appropriate sanitation facilities by June 2018
  • Outcome 4: 60 special needs pupils have access to user-friendly sanitation facilities at 27 satellite schools in 3 selected districts by June 2018
  • Outcome 5: 300 teachers trained in child friendly teaching methodologies by June 2018

Three Non-Governmental Organisations were recruited as implementing partners for the project: Mvuramanzi Trust, Farm Community Trust, and Plan International covering Binga, Hurungwe and Mwenezi respectively.


Evaluation objectives and intended audience
This was a summative evaluation based on school level experience of the WASH in Satellite Schools project. The main purpose of the evaluation as per the Terms of Reference was stated as follows:

  1. Generating lessons and providing evidence to guide decision making on WASH in schools 
  2. Improving project design for future WASH in schools’ programs.  This evaluation should provide evidence of what works, under which circumstances thereby support in the design of quality programs and innovations.
  3. Promoting accountability through communicating to internal and external stakeholders the value of the WASH in schools’ interventions. 

Please find the attached labeled as follows:

  • Evaluation Report - Report
  • GEROS Evaluation Review - Part 2
  • GEROS Feedback Summary - Part 3
  • Evaluation Management Response (EMR) - Part 4

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Report information

Year: 2018

Office/Country: Zimbabwe

Region: ESARO

Type: Evaluation

Theme: WASH; WASH - School WASH services

Language: English

Sequence #: 2018/004 
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