Despite positive economic growth in recent years, many poor urban Indonesian families lack access to safe water and sanitation, creating serious health risks from waterborne diseases. The USAID-funded IUWASH project (2011-2016), led by DAI, successfully tackled the institutional, technological, financial and behavior barriers blocking water and sanitation access for many of these families. TMG carried out a situational and behavioral analysis through in-depth research on motivations for sanitation access, and developed the behavior change strategy.
The Manoff Group supported SBCC to increase demand for and use of water and sanitation services, and to improve related household behaviors. We built project staff capacity in behavior-centered programming, SBCC and gender. We prepared national manuals on implementing Community-based Total Sanitation (CLTS) in combination with behavior-centered programming.
- The project facilitated access to safe water supplies to over 2.5 million people and improved sanitation facilities for over 300,000 people.
- Constructed 3,700 infiltration ponds to retain groundwater during dry periods and help mitigate effects of climate change.
- Collaborated with and strengthened 61 government agencies and civil society organizations to provide sustainable water and sanitation services to vulnerable populations in 50 cities.
- Helped reduce water costs for low-income households by 57%