Haiti: Increasing demand and coverage for urban sanitation services

IMC have redesigned the urban sanitation project in Jacmel, Haiti, to increase demand and coverage for sanitation services.

IMC Worldwide has assisted Save the Children International (SCI) and CRESFED (Centre de Recherche et de Formation Économique et Sociale pour le Développement), with the redesign of their sanitation programme in Jacmel, Haiti, helping to achieve their goal of halving the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

The European Commission-funded project was designed to increase sanitation coverage for low-income citizens in urban and peri-urban areas of Jacmel city, by introducing planned sewerage programmes, social marketing of latrines, water, sanitation and hygiene in urban schools and implementation of ecosan lavatories.

To achieve their goal of ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all in Jacmel, SCI acknowledged that further refinements and changes to the programme design were necessary.

To provide advice on how to improve the project performance by modifying the design and management, IMC undertook the following:

  • A review of background information provided by SCI.
  • Interviews with the SCI Country Director, Programme Director, SCI staff in Jacmel, CRESFED staff in Jacmel and Port au Prince, DINEPA (National Direction for Water and Sanitation) and the Mayor of Jacmel.
  • Field visits to the zones implementing the project to develop a deeper understanding of the features of sanitation in Jacmel city and to interview some of the beneficiaries of the project.
  • Interim report detailing findings, impact and preliminary recommendations.
  • Draft Final report, including redesign, work plan, budget, logframe and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Final report, including the report and updated work plan, logframe, MEAL plan and budget.

The approach included regular feedback and discussion with project staff and senior management in Port-au-Prince and London.

A collaborative approach was taken, with frequent review meetings with the client, presentations of findings and recommendations to key stakeholders.

Project Name

Urban sanitation programme redesign

project status

January 2015 - February 2015


Save the Children International (SCI)

Focus areas
key teammates
contact person

Andre Steele

Associate Director, Water & Sanitation

last updated

August 24, 2018