This synthesis report presents the findings of a one-year research project funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by Tearfund and ODI, which explored the links between Tearfund’s service delivery of water supply, sanitation and hygiene programmes and wider processes of state-building and peace-building in two fragile and conflict-affected states. This research provided an opportunity to analyse the impacts systematically in two countries (the Republic of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC), and to identify entry points to support these processes more effectively in the future. The goal of the research project was therefore to help future Tearfund programmes ‘support effective water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery in ways that maximise their contribution towards peace- and state-building’ (PB and SB).
Wild, L.; Mason, N. Examining the role of WASH services within peace- and statebuilding processes. Findings from Tearfund programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic ofSouth Sudan. (2012) 40 pp.