This research project provides an opportunity to analyse more systematically the impact of the Capacity Building programme on peace-building and state-building in two countries (South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and to identify entry points to support these processes more effectively through future WASH service-delivery programming and ultimately to help future Tearfund programmes ‘support effective water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery in ways that maximise their contribution towards peace- and state-building’ (PB and SB).
The specific research questions that guide the research are:
- To what extent and in what ways can the processes of improving access to WASH make an explicit contribution to peace- and state-building in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS)?
- Given the impact WASH service delivery can have on peace- and state-building, what does effectiveness look like in FCAS and how can it be measured?
- What diagnostic tools or indicators might guide future WASH service-delivery programmes in FCAS, to help maximise the extent to which they can contribute to peace- and state-building?