Impact Assessment


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measuring results
to serve more people more effectively

Village water projects are analyzed from the household to the regional level with the use of extensive data-gathering technology. This means every village water project is an improvement over the previous one.

With ongoing evaluations, the result is strategic decisions about programs in real time and the availability of quantifiable data.

Monitoring Impact in Real Time

Monitoring, Evaluating, and Learning

Real-time Monitoring

Local facilitators visit each village household once a month to monitor their progress towards becoming a Healthy Home. They upload data to a cloud-based system, and we track improvements house by house.

Program Evaluation

Extensive baseline results gathered at the beginning of each program are compared with a survey conducted after the program is completed. This statistically-significant data is used to measure progress, adapt where needed, and provide vital information about impact to our stakeholders.

Formative Research

Before beginning work in a district, Lifewater staff gather information about the region’s water coverage, population, and topography. Regions are mapped, with GPS coordinates given to existing water points, and programs are designed to serve individual regions with the best quality care.

Reflection and Learning

Data gathered from post-program surveys is used to better our current programs and inform our future strategies. Headquarters staff analyze data with the in-country team, and with ongoing data tracking, program improvements are made continually.

WASH Standards

All safe water programs are designed to meet national and international standards. By adhering to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) standards, Lifewater ensures appropriate student-to-school bathroom ratio, regular water quality testing, and more.

Qualitative Assessment

Our staff know every single household. Through focus groups and story gathering techniques, we’re able to capture data about well-being, spiritual transformation, and more. Big-data analysis is combined with qualitative research for a more complete picture of the impact of safe water and improved health.


Resource Library

Visit Lifewater’s resource library for information on topics like world poverty updates, sustainable water development, and for resources like our handicap-accessible well design.

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Sustainable Assessment

With detailed, consistent monitoring at the household and the national level, we’re able to measure long-term impact to ensure communities prosper for generations to come.


  • Sharing impact reports with local governments to encourage them to prioritize the prevention of waterborne sickness and death

  • Identifying community-based groups who will continue to monitor and advance community health

  • Strengthening local repair groups and building supply chains for spare parts, creating a network of local technicians that will ensure safe water sources last for generations

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