RFP: Mid-Term Evaluation
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One Drop (TM) (OD) is an international foundationcreated by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté in 2007. Its mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water and sanitation for the most vulnerable communities through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art.
The Lazos de Agua Program is a multi-stakeholder partnership of One DropTM,the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Coca-Cola Foundation and Fundación FEMSA(referred as the program Conveners). With a financial commitment of USD$ 25,000,000 of these organizationsand complementary investments for a similar amount from national and local governments as well as from executing partners, Lazos de Agua seeks to provide access to drinking water and improved sanitation and hygiene to around 200,000 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Paraguay by 2021. In each of these five countries, One Drop, as the Strategic Implementing Partner (SIP) works with executing partners (EPs)1and, in some instances, with national governments to implement the activities of the program.
Social Art and sustainability are the core of this innovative Program that contributes to improving living conditions in Latin America. Lazos de Agua introduces the Social Art for Behaviour ChangeTM(SABC) approach in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector and develops its projects based on the One Drop’s A·B·C for Sustainability (TM) model.
To have long-term positive impact in the region, Lazos de Agua engages with governments and communities to reinforce their leadership and leverage their financial resources. While supporting the targeted countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal No. 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, Lazos de Agua also seeks to influence governments’ policies and programs to adopt a behaviour change-centred approach and scale-up the methodology of the intervention through the Region.