Design and Roll-out of the FSM toolbox and a MLE Platform for Urban FSM - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2018 - 2021 • Athena Infonomics

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Designing a Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) Platform for Urban Fecal Sludge Management (FSM)

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Under a BMGF grant, Athena is designing a Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) platform for urban Fecal Sludge Management (FSM). The project has two components — Monitoring and Benchmarking, and Evidence and Learning. The first component aims to create a global monitoring protocol and platform for urban FSM. This will involve 8 pilot cities that are part of BMGF’s “City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)” program. The second seeks to aggregate and analyze evidence on effective interventions in urban FSM to promote peer learning and information exchange. Spread over 3 years, the project uses an evidence-based, stakeholder-driven decision-making approach. The grant will also help address challenges in uptake of the FSM toolbox.

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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Capacity development Community sanitation Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa WASH and nutrition

Athena Infonomics
Rockville, MD
United States


Athena Infonomics is a data-driven global consultancy. We combine social science research methods and ICT tools to drive innovation in policies, processes and programs in international development. Athena Infonomics has offices in India and Washington, D.C., alongside program hubs across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Athena Infonomics has worked extensively in South Asia and East Africa in design and delivering new generation programmes on data ecosystem strengthening and WASH. Supported by an active network of distinguished industry veterans, policy makers, academicians and intellectuals, the team at Athena consists of a diverse mixture of educational and professional backgrounds from engineering, management, economics, statistics and development from some of the top educational institutions in the world. Athena distinguishes itself through an unflinching dedication to leveraging cutting-edge research methods and tools for modelling phenomenon and deriving solutions. Conceptual depth, analytical rigor and holistic multidisciplinary approaches characterize our solutions.

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