Wash For Life: Stage 2 Grantee Profiles
Process Evaluation of the WASH for Life Partnership Between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Team and USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WSH) team partnered with USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to establish WASH for Life, a $17 million pool of dedicated funding for innovative water, sanitation, and hygiene projects with the potential to scale. In 2017, as the partnership was ending, the WSH team commissioned Mathematica Policy Research to conduct an ex-post process evaluation to identify lessons learned from this unique collaboration. This booklet provides profiles of all of the “stage 2” grants made through WASH for Life. These grants—between $100,000 and $1 million—funded early, real-world assessments of whether an innovation was technically, logistically, or financially viable.