INTRAC evaluated the DFID funded Water & Sanitation Programme for the Urban Poor Programme (2012–2015). The programme focused on six countries in South Asia and Africa and targeted the adoption and replication of effective urban water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) models by WASH service providers, national governments and international funding institutions.

The assignment assessed the programme in terms of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria, namely; a) relevance, b) effectiveness, c) efficiency, d) impact and e) sustainability, within each of the Programme’s four outcome areas. A variety of qualitative and quantitative methods ensured that the evaluation was both rigorous in its approach and rich in its content. The methods used included documentary review, focus group discussions and analysis of household surveys in six countries. In addition, the evaluation team undertook approximately 50 individual interviews and carried out two field visits to Kenya and Mozambique.