Evaluation of the UNICEF-supported Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme in Nigeria
This publication provides insights into how the WASH programme was implemented in Nigeria, identifies gaps in programming approach as well as the impacts achieved
This publication provides insights into how the WASH programme was implemented in collaboration with the Federal Government of Nigeria from 2014 to 2017, identifies gaps in programming approach as well as the impacts achieved
Supporting the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector is one of UNICEF’s prime objectives and is considered a fundamental right of all children. Since 2005, UNICEF and the Federal Government of Nigeria have collaborated to achieve universal and equitable WASH services at local community levels, chiefly through the European Union and DFID-supported WASH programmes in Nigeria. UNICEF has been working to enhance system/policy development to support WASH sector reform and sustainability, as well as provide water supply, sanitation facilities and hygiene education to many rural communities and public institutions.
This impact evaluation was commissioned by UNICEF Nigeria country office to determine the effectiveness and outcomes of the WASH interventions supported by UNICEF from 2014 to 2017; provide information on UNICEF’s performance for accountability purposes; and identify what worked well and why they worked, in order to learn and improve effectiveness for scaling up.
The recommendations and lessons learned presented in this Evaluation Report will help guide future decisions of the government, UNICEF and donor partners and inform strategies on how to further strengthen WASH systems and services delivery in Nigeria to achieve the SDGs on WASH.