Social Return on Investment on Improving Access to Sustainable Water Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Selected Health Care Facilities in Rwanda – A Reflective Baseline Analysis

14 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2020

Date Written: October 30, 2019

Abstract

Investment decisions in a project or program requires a judgment of whether the expected development results justify the costs. This generally and ordinarily calls for rigorous processes and systems to be institutionalized to help in projecting clear results at both output and outcome levels as well as the costs associated with achieving those results. Social Return on Investment (SROI), in this regard, is one critical measure that is increasingly being deployed by development agencies in respect of the aforementioned but also to measure the social value of interventions. This study is a reflective analysis of social impact of Water Sanitation and Hygiene services implemented by WaterAid Rwanda in selected communities and health care facilities in Rwanda. Social Return on Investment analysis was used as the assessment tool based on SROI 7 principles. The analysis has significantly helped to determine the impacts that the project has created and to identify the most productive aspects. To augment the SROI analysis core aspects of Value for Money - economy, efficiency, and effectiveness were also employed.

Keywords: Health, Hygiene, Investment, Sanitation, Social Return, Water, Rwanda

Suggested Citation

Kwizera, Maurice and Sebareze, Jean Lambert and Murungu, Ronnie, Social Return on Investment on Improving Access to Sustainable Water Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Selected Health Care Facilities in Rwanda – A Reflective Baseline Analysis (October 30, 2019). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 12, No. 10, pp. 21-34, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3571722

Maurice Kwizera (Contact Author)

WaterAid Rwanda ( email )

Kigali
Rwanda

Jean Lambert Sebareze

WaterAid Rwanda ( email )

Kigali
Rwanda

Ronnie Murungu

WaterAid Tanzania ( email )

Dar-es- Salaam
Tanzania

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