Wash For Life: Stage 2 Grantee Profiles

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
May 23, 2018
Clair Null, Jeremy Paley, Jamie McCasland, Jeremy Brecher-Haimson, and Christina Phelps
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WSH) team partnered with USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to establish WASH for Life, a $17 million pool of dedicated funding for innovative water, sanitation, and hygiene projects with the potential to scale. In 2017, as the partnership was ending, the WSH team commissioned Mathematica Policy Research to conduct an ex-post process evaluation to identify lessons learned from this unique collaboration. This booklet provides profiles of all of the “stage 2” grants made through WASH for Life. These grants—between $100,000 and $1 million—funded early, real-world assessments of whether an innovation was technically, logistically, or financially viable.