This report presents a review of the Water and Sanitation for the Urban
Poor, WSUP, programme established in 2005. WSUP is a membership
organisation of NGO, private sector and academics whose approach is to
engage local service providers, communities and the local private sector
to develop sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene solutions for
low-income urban and peri-urban communities. The purpose of the review
was to ascertain what progress has been made by WSUP towards the
achievement of the programme’s objectives. It combined a UK-based desk
review, including semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders, and
three in-country project reviews.
Chapter 1 provides background information. Chapter 2 presents a brief
outline of the project context, concept and history to date. Chapter 3
provides details of the programme management and systems performance.
The findings against the two evaluation frameworks described in the
Inception Report are presented, respectively, in Sections 4 and 5.
Certain other review issues are presented in Chapter 6 to respond to
particular questions posed by DFID for this Review or which arose during
the course of the study. The report then concludes with key findings and
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
Barrett, A. Review of the DFID-funded Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, WSUP. Final report December 2009. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2009) 66 pp.