Today we honor the #4 expert-identified nonprofits for International Water Sanitation & Hygiene: IRC (International Water and Sanitation Centre). IRC leverages impact through its innovation and action research, which provides clearer insights into the challenges and solutions around sustainable delivery of WASH services. Read the following story about their impacts:
Bridging the knowledge gap for improved water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and joint learning and sharing knowledge on innovative topics by IRC and partners have been the red thread in 40 years of IRC. Together we have influenced sector policy on innovative topics. Combining global and local knowledge and skills since 1968 as a WHO international reference centre we also published thousands of newsletter articles, hundreds of books, manuals and videos. Some of them were translated in local languages for use in local WASH programmes. We assisted more than 50 local partners and international networks develop into autonomous organisations.
In 2007 and 2008 our cost recovery and finance work, our partner network, our knowledge on effective approaches and our web site helped bringing in the largest ever project for IRC and four partners. The 10 million-euro WASHCost action research project started on 1 February 2008 and will finish in 2012. It will collect and collate information relating to the real disaggregated costs in the life-cycle of water, sanitation and hygiene service delivery to poor people in rural and peri-urban areas.
(Read more here: http://www.irc.nl/page/45378)
IRC is innovative in its research and approach. They are focused on sustainability, for example sustainable delivery of WASH services. They are sensitive to local needs, for example their website is highly credible and comprehensive and is catered towards developing countries, and they partner with regional entities to understand local problems. read more expert reviews here about them.