project management

Planning for impact

Planning for impact

By Patrick Moriarty Back in June and July of 2012, Triple-S underwent a mid-term assessment (MTA) by an excellent team led by Dr. Ben Ramalingam. The MTA was a hugely useful exercise, allowing the Triple-S team and our partners to take some time out from our day to day work to reflect on how we […]

Experimenting with water service delivery

Experimenting with water service delivery

By Patrick Moriarty Coming up with a convincing elevator pitch for our Sustainable Services at Scale (Triple-S) project has long been a challenge.  Which, given the complexities of the rural water sector itself, is possibly not that surprising.  Whether defining ourselves (at least in part) as a complexity informed water services development lab will help, […]

The way we work

The way we work

In this short video, Vida Duti talks about the way Triple-S works in Ghana, and the difference between being a cop and being a change agent. More clips from this series of seven can be viewed here.

Invocacy and the role of the change agent

Invocacy and the role of the change agent

Dear Sarah, Although I was present at the birth of the ‘invocacy’ notion and thus know what it is  about, I still like the emphasis on the importance of engagement and joint processes of learning and change. Advocacy tends to talk ‘to’ while invocacy aims to talk ‘with’ (people in) organisations and be understanding and considerate […]

Do we need a new model for advocacy?

Do we need a new model for advocacy?

The traditional NGO advocacy model focuses on creating pressure for change through ‘awareness raising’ activities. The idea is that if people are aware of the need for change, it will happen. But does this approach really work? And more specifically, is it an effective path to influencing the policies of organisations and governments? […]

It IS a theory, it DID exist at the start, now let’s learn from it!

It IS a theory, it DID exist at the start, now let’s learn from it!

My name is Deirdre Casella. I am a Programme Officer and have worked in various capacities at IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre since December 1999. My current focus is coordinating the monitoring and learning work of the Triple-S project. In Triple-S we aim to ‘proceed with good intent’, as our friend Chris Mowles is […]