Response monitoring

What is it about?

Once the strategic and monitoring frameworks have been set up, and the monitoring tools and templates prepared, implementation must be carefully monitored by WASH coordination unit. It is responsible to monitor both response inputs (verifying that they are adequate) and response outputs (ensuring a maximal response quality), against targets defined in the WASH Operational Response Plan and Strategic Operational Framework (SOF).   

The responsibilities of the WASH coordination platform regarding monitoring are summarized as follows, with links to relevant sections of this chapter as well as other chapters of the CTK 

What are the objectives?

  • Ensure that organizations involved in the response remain accountable to affected people, national authorities and donors;
  • Assess and adjust the humanitarian community’s response to a changing environment.
  • Ensure WASH response is implemented according to agreed strategy and quality standards by taking corrective action when required.  

At least you should do...

 GWC Minimum Requirements for coordination
  • Cluster/sector partners are regularly submitting activities data (4Ws).
  • Mechanism in place to monitor the quality of WASH services delivered to the affected population against established standards (relevance, reliability, safety and quantity of WASH services).
  • When relevant and feasible, cluster/sector reporting data is disaggregated by sex, age, geographical areas or ethnic groups.
  • Specific cluster/sector focal points for cross-cutting issues have been identified.

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Finally, the WASH coordination platform consolidates and analyses monitoring results to identify response gaps (quality, coverage...) and ensure they are addressed through advocacy. This will be addressed separately in the Gap analysis & advocacy chapter.