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CS WASH Fund – Effective WASH approaches and innovations in the CS WASH Fund

The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (CS WASH Fund/’the Fund’) is seeking proposals to undertake research in effective WASH approaches and innovations in the Fund.

The Fund provides grants to 13 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in 19 countries over 4 years. The Civil Society Organisations in the Fund include WaterAid, Plan, Save the Children, World Vision, Australian Red Cross, SNV, Concern Universal, Habitat for Humanities, iDE, International Rescue Committee, Live and Learn and Welthungerhilfe, covering the Pacific, South-East Asia, South Asia and Africa.

The purpose of the research to be commissioned and managed by the Fund Management Facility (FMF) is to further interrogate the extensive monitoring and evaluation data available for the Fund and supplement this with primary research to address particular Fund-wide areas of interest. The areas of interest have been identifiedby CSOs as emerging issues from Fund-wide monitoring and evaluation, and as management and effective WASH programming concerns. These areas of research will both build from and contribute to the existing WASH knowledge base. While recognising that the contexts and enabling environments of each project vary significantly, the research will draw on Fund-wide data and experiences where possible as well as specific case studies of success and failure. The research will assist stakeholders (DFAT, CSOs, researchers and WASH actors) understand in more depth lessons from the CS WASH Fund and capture these to inform future programming and effectiveness.

Palladium International Pty Ltd, on behalf of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking tenders from providers to tender for this activity.

If you have further queries, please contact Amanda Morgan at submissions close of business 5pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time, 2 October 2017.