This response to a DEWPoint helpdesk enquiry discusses the possible
returns of DFID investing in global knowledge and innovation for the
delivery of water and sanitation services. It reports on the evaluation
framework and assessment of enabling factors. It provides examples of
research and innovation to support policy development, resource
mobilization, pro-poor programmes, technologies, the private sector,
promotion, resilience to climate change, and progress measurement.
This report was produced by DEW Point, a Resource Centre for
Environment, Water and Sanitation, that was funded by DFID and managed
by a consortium of companies led by Harewelle International Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2012.
Hutton, G. Economic benefits of supporting deployment of global knowledge and innovation for the delivery of water and sanitation services. Final Report, April 2011. DEW Point, Blisworth, UK (2011) 22 pp.