Consultancy for the Desk Review and Mapping of IRW’s WASH Programme Effectiveness and Sustainability (2017-2021

Islamic Relief


In 2020, 2.3 billion people lived in water stressed countries – with 2 billion people (equal to 26%) of the world’s population lacking safely managed drinking water.  3.6 billion people (equal to 46%) of the  world’s population lacked safely managed sanitation and 2.3 billion people (29%) lacking basic hygiene.

During the last 5 years, WASH specific projects accounted for 7% of total global programme expenditure at Islamic Relief Worldwide. However, if including all projects which included a WASH component then this increases to around 23% of global programming expenditure. Whilst WASH isn’t listed as a strategic priority in the current IRW global strategy, however it is evident that its an important part of our global programming and complements many multi-sectoral activities.

The aim of this consultancy is to provide a detailed account of Islamic Relief’s current and recent activities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions in order to identify the range of outcomes targeted and achieved, sustainability of completed actions, any indicative impact, highlight internal and external best practice and learning and provide a baseline which will be used to improve our WASH interventions in the future.

Expiry date; Tuesday 18th January 2022 at 1.00pm UK time




IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development