Outputs and deliverables of WASHTech project
Ghana, Uganda, Burkina Faso

Published in: 2013

WASHTech project outputs

Various authors

Content - Summary

The WASHTech project (2011-2013) is involving local partners in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda to introduce a robust Technology Assessment Framework (TAF) that will assess the potential of new innovative technologies which may be used at decentralised level. The TAF will examine key criteria such as: how the technology performs, whether buyers and users are interested in the technology (i.e. the market), whether the technology can be applied widely, what support is required from government and private sector institutions how sustainable the technology is over time.

Direct research outputs will be: a) a widely applicable Technology Assessment Framework (TAF) and process that will provide a simple system and criteria for evaluating new technologies and their performance, identifying sustainability issues, and analysing approaches to introduction, innovation, diffusion and scaling up and b) well established capacities in three countries to apply the TAF and adapt processes to local contexts.

The research will also seek to define strategies for innovation and scaling up, and the time-span and process needed to achieve successful up-take of innovations. These outputs will be of direct use to the sector and an indication of the value and application of the framework.

The partners involved in WASHTech are:
- Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) (formerly known as CREPA) in Burkina Faso
- Network for Water and Sanitation (NETWAS), Uganda
- Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND), Ghana
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
- WaterAid in Ghana, Uganda and Burkina Faso.

European partners include IRC in The Netherlands (coordinating the project), SKAT Foundation in Switzerland, Cranfield University and WaterAid in the United Kingdom.

The WASHTech project is co-funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission’s Africa research programme.

This library entry contains the main reports from this project.

Africa wide water, sanitation and hygiene technology review
Deliverable 2.1
A report produced by Cranfield University
November 2011

This report was written by Alison Parker in close collaboration with Jen Smith, Rachel Norman, Catarina Henriques and Melanie Muro (Cranfield University); Richard Carter and Vincent Casey (WaterAid); Kerstin Danert and Andre Olschewski (Skat); John Butterworth(IRC InternationalWater and Sanitation Centre).

Synthesis Report of the Country Technology Reviews
Deliverable 2.2
A report produced by Cranfield University
April 2012
This report was written in close collaboration with WaterAid and Skat.

Literature review of existing assessment frameworks
Deliverable WP 3.1
A report produced by Skat
August 2011

This report has its own entry in this library:

Synthesis report on stakeholder baseline studies on technology selection process and the stakeholders’ attitudes
Deliverable 7.1
A report produced by Cranfield University
March 2012

Bibliographic information

Various authors (2013). Outputs and deliverables of WASHTech project - Ghana, Uganda, Burkina Faso. WASHTech project outputs


(1) Africa wide WASH technology review (pdf) • Size: 1.14 MB

(2) Synthesis report of the country technology reviews (pdf) • Size: 3.42 MB

(4) Synthesis report on stakeholder baseline studies (WP 7.1) (pdf) • Size: 1.47 MB