Agenda for Change members working on systems approaches
CRS and the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB/MIF) announced the launch of Azure in 2018, a blended finance facility catalyzing both investment and grant capital to improve water and sanitation services for under-served communities in El Salvador.
The Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) is working with the government of El Salvador to draft a national water law and a drinking water and sanitation law that will serve as the foundation for achieving water security and for actualizing universal access to water and sanitation.
Systems strengthening activities
The Azure initiative is aimed at improving water supply for 300,000 people across El Salvador, through a combination of increased financial support, technical support, and training for local water providers. The initiative combines the strengths of CRS, the IDB, Total Impact Capital, and local technical assistance partner, Azure El Salvador.
Entities of the Central Government
National government, Administración Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (ANDA) Rural
Municipal water service providers
Inter-American Development Bank, Total Impact Capital
How strong are the systems?
To determine how well systems are working, we rely on data derived from Building Blocks, which are manageable ‘sub-systems’ that can be supported and strengthened. Certain building blocks may be more strongly developed or applied at district or national levels. Interactions between building blocks are essential.