Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region, RiPPLE, is a research programme and resource centre that was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and led by from 2006 to 2011. The objective of RiPPLE is to advance evidence-based learning on water supply and sanitation and to inform the policy and practice agenda around service delivery, water resources management and climate change adaptation. From July 2011, RiPPLE will be led by an Ethiopian team under the Hararghe Catholic Secretariat (HCS).
Promoting sanitation and hygiene to rural households in Southern Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia: experiences of health extension workers and community health promoters
This research study confirms that health extension workers (HEWs) and community health promoters (CHPs) in the Southern Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia are going about their work of informing households on improved sanitation and hygiene practices and are...
Income diversification through improved irrigation in Ethiopia: impacts, constraints and prospects for poverty reduction
This study examined the role of water investments (specifically irrigation) in increasing the resilience of small-scale farmers through income diversification in different agro-ecological settings, and sought to understand the constraints faced by households...
Assessing the effectiveness of planned climate change adaptation interventions in reducing local level vulnerability, with a particular regard to access to water resources.
This briefing paper argues that investments in water can generate income and increase the resilience of poor people.
Multiple-use Water Services (MUS): Cost-effective water investments to reduce poverty and address all the MDGs
This policy brief provides an overview of Multiple Use Water Services (MUS) - a service delivery approach that works within an integrated water resource management (IWRM) framework.
In this working paper we highlight ways in which mapping approaches can help Ethiopia achieve the Universal Access Plan for water supply.
This study presents micro evidence, from a survey of 1500 households in Eastern Hararghe (Ethiopia), which enables a better understanding of the impacts of improved WSS access on health, timesaving and productive employment and poverty.
Technology choices in Water Supply and Sanitation: Report on collaborative research, learning and networking between Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya
For practitioners, technological choice plays a huge role in designing water supply and sanitation (WSS) systems. Often considered in isolation, this study looks at factors that surround technological choice.
Policy and institutional factors affecting formulation and implementation of Sanitation and Hygiene strategy: A case study from the Southern Nations Region (‘SNNPR’) of Ethiopia
RiPPLE conducted a case study on the Ethiopian government’s sanitation hygiene approach and implementation experience in order to identify promising scalable practices and use lessons as a basis for developing similar programmes.
This toolkit highlights the value of mapping in supporting WASH, based on the experience of the RiPPLE Benishangul-Gumuz (BG) mapping team in Ethiopia.