Project Profile

Evaluation of the Global Water Initiative

Client // Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Country // West Africa, East Africa and Central America
Date // 2011


In 2011 IOD PARC conducted a formative evaluation of GWI’s: sustainability, effectiveness, structures, processes, leverage, outcomes, progress and oversight. The evaluation was based on an iterative programme design looking at what had been achieved, and more importantly, the approach and dynamics inherent in the working practice.

The Global Water Initiative (GWI) is a ten year programme funded by the Howard G. Buffet Foundation (HGBF) to support Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) for poor and marginalised populations living in rural communities. It works in three regional clusters in West Africa, East Africa and Central America and in 13 countries with an annual budget for the programme of $15 - $17 million. 

GWI is being undertaken by a coalition of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) including Catholic Relief Services (CRS), CARE, the International Union for Conservation for Nature (IUCN), The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), SOS Sahel UK, Oxfam America, and Action Against Hunger (AAH).