Pathways for collaboratively strengthening water and sanitation systems

Nov. 30, 2021

Collaborative approaches are seen as a promising way to strengthen Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery systems when challenges exceed the mandates and capabilities of any single entity. While collaborative approaches are well studied in high-income country contexts, current understanding of their application to international development contexts is limited...

Collaboratively Strengthening Water and Sanitation Systems in Low-Income and Weak-Governance Contexts

Nov. 30, 2021

Pugel, K. (2021) Dissertation, University of Colorado Boulder.

Adapting Collaborative Approaches for Service Provision to Low-Income Countries: Expert Panel Results

Pugel, K., Javernick-Will, A., Koschmann, M., Peabody, S., and Linden, K. (2020). Sustainability. 12(7), 2612; 10.3390/su12072612.

Policy reform alternatives to combat failure of onsite wastewater treatment systems

Pugel, K. (2019) Journal of Science Policy & Governance 14(1).

What are collective action approaches anyway?

Dec. 19, 2019

Read full blog post here:​ https://enviroincentives.com/blog/4114/ We have observed a range of approaches used to address problems of coordination and collaboration among WASH stakeholders, donors, and implementers which often differ in the intensity of collaboration. The least intensive collaborations are informative platforms that simply improve the availability of information. Slightly...

The 'art' in partnerships

Feb. 5, 2019

You can’t do it alone, and government can’t do it alone. Strengthening a WASH system needs a whole partnership of actors working collectively, but what do partnerships need to work well? These partnerships bring together those that make the system controversial and complex in the first place – the agencies,...

Influencing UN policies: the art of people-watching

Feb. 5, 2019

Earlier in 2018 when I presented at a Youth Forum at the UN, I felt inspired to be sitting in the same seats as decision makers. But in June 2018 at the Multi-stakeholder Forum for Science, Technology, and Innovation , the feeling was different – that I could influence decision...

Using Network Analysis to Understand Alignment Toward Collective Action

Jan. 7, 2019

At University of North Carolina’s 2018 Water and Health Conference, University of Colorado Boulder's Kimberly Pugel presented two case studies to highlight a method SWS is using to visualize the priorities of each actor within a network by combining standard network analysis with qualitative interviews. SWS partners are seeking to...

Factor and Actor Networks: Alignment of Collective Action Groups for Water Sustainability in Ethiopia

Jan. 7, 2019

As the international water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector moves towards approaches that strengthen the wider political, social, technical, institutional, and environmental sub-systems that keep WASH infrastructure functioning, there is a growing need to understand the organizations, governments, and people that manage and rely on these sub-systems. As no single...

Political Drivers, Including SDG Indicators, Directly Impact Sanitation Efforts on the Ground

Pugel, K. (2017). IRC.

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