Data on Water and Sanitation
In 2013 MCC invested $354 million in the Lusaka Water Supply Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) project. The project aims to expand access to and improve the quality of water and sanitation service provision, and upgrade drainage services in Lusaka by rehabilitating and extending infrastructure and strengthening the institutional capacity of the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) and Lusaka City Council (LCC). The compact is comprised of two main activities: 1) the Infrastructure Activity (InfrA) and 2) the Institutional Strengthening Activity (ISA). The Millenium Challenge Corporation has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct a performance evaluation of the LWSDD project. Our performance evaluation of the LWSDD project will include a qualitative implementation study and a mixed-methods outcomes evaluation comprising five studies focused on infrastructure sustainability; financial sustainability; social inclusion and gender mainstreaming (SIGM), information education and communication (IEC), and sanitation marketing (SM); the combined effects of project activities on beneficiaries; and other investments in the sector. The goal of the implementation study is to help contextualize the findings of the outcomes evaluation, so we will concentrate on project activities that were expected to lead to better service provision and improved financial sustainability at LWSC, LCC, and the new solid waste management (SWM) utility.