LOCKWOOD, H., LE GOUAIS, A., SCHOUTEN, T., VERDEMATO, T. and P. MORIARTY
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IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
Current approaches to monitoring rural water supply often focus on coverage—measured in terms of numbers of systems built and people served. But the reality is that many systems break down within a few years of installation due to lack of proper support for operations and maintenance and people who were counted as served are left without a reliable service.
Good monitoring systems feed into local level planning and decision-making. They are realistically designed with existing resource constraints in mind and do not rely on short-term project funding.
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LOCKWOOD, H., LE GOUAIS, A., SCHOUTEN, T., VERDEMATO, T. and P. MORIARTY (2011) Service Delivery Indicators and Monitoring to Improve Sustainability of Rural Water Supplies. Briefing Note No. 1 , September 2011 , Triple-S , IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre , The Hague, Netherlands