This year’s WEDC conference will take place online under the theme “Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services: Future challenges in a rapidly changing world”. On 13 September 2021 at 12:15–13:15 CEST, SEI will give a presentation under the title below as part of the Gender, Equity and Inclusion session.

Do rural water supply interventions contribute to gender and social equality? A mixed methods systematic review

Awareness of gender and social inequalities in the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector has led to the implementation of WASH interventions to address this issue. It is argued that these kinds of interventions will lead to services that meet the needs of different groups and challenge unequal power relations in society. However, there is limited evidence about gender and social equality (GSE) outcomes of WASH interventions, as more emphasis has been given to rigorous evaluation of technical and health outcomes.

The presentation will give insight into an ongoing mixed-methods systematic review of gender and social equality outcomes of WASH interventions in low- and middle-income countries. A draft theory of change of how complex WASH interventions can lead to transformative GSE outcomes together with the research questions guiding this review will be presented, followed by methodology used up until the mapping stage of the review. Emerging results based on an analysis of the GSE outcomes mapped so far will be shared. The presentation will conclude with learning points so far.

This will be presented by Adriana Soto Trujillo.

Registration and Agenda

Click on the button below to register by 9 September 2021 and learn more about the event.