Read more about the article Sustained Adoption of a Rural Water Service: A New Systematic Review of the Evidence
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Sustained Adoption of a Rural Water Service: A New Systematic Review of the Evidence

A new review of safe water, hygiene and sanitation research seems just as interested in the question of adoption as we are. What factors affect sustained adoption of safe water, hygiene and sanitation technologies? is a systematic review of the literature completed an in-depth synthesis of 44 published studies explicitly reporting on sustained adoption. What did the authors find, and how does this evidence square with what our approach to a sustainable water service - Dispensers for Safe Water? 

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Read more about the article The Great Turnaround of 2015: Adoption Rates for Dispensers for Safe Water Highest Ever
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The Great Turnaround of 2015: Adoption Rates for Dispensers for Safe Water Highest Ever

At the beginning of the year, our adoption rates for Dispensers for Safe Water in Uganda were low. We needed to figure out what was happening and how to turn this trend around quickly. Here is what happened and what we did - in the great turnaround of 2015. 

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Read more about the article Post-Pay For Results: What Makes Evidence Action’s Work on Safe Water So Different?
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Post-Pay For Results: What Makes Evidence Action’s Work on Safe Water So Different?

"We will get to 49% adoption" said Joel determinedly. We were standing in a makeshift meeting room tacked onto the end of the Evidence Action field office in Busia, Western Kenya. Joel is  the local Area Coordinator for Dispensers for Safe Water, one of Evidence Action’s flagship projects. My first impressions as the new Deputy Director of Global Safe Water on how Evidence Action is approaching sustainability and results differently. 

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