Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

The Facility Evaluation Tool for WASH in Institutions (FACET)

Institutional water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools and health care facilities are key elements of sustainable development and significantly influence people’s health and well-being worldwide. Monitoring conditions and progress is an essential part to assess and improve conditions. The Facility Evaluation Tool for WASH in Institutions (FACET), jointly developed by Terre des hommes, Eawag and CartONG with support from the UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland, is based on globally recognised indicators and is suitable across the continuum of humanitarian and development interventions. Here we offer a complete package for an entire monitoring project cycle from start to end.

A simple and adaptable analysis tool, FACET offers state-of-the-art online/offline mobile data collection on an open source platform. It is an easy-to-use monitoring tool for WASH delivery services in health care facilities (FACET WIH) and schools (FACET WINS). For each setting, a core and an expanded version including gender sensitive questions is available for performing short or detailed assessments. At the end of the survey, each WASH service level according to the JMP laddered approach is calculated by FACET and displayed on the mobile device ("basic service", "limited service", "no service").

Specific online and offline analysis tools allow off-the-shelf analysis of the collected data.  The FACET Analyzer is an easy-to-use excel-based offline tool that facilitates the analysis of FACET survey data according to the JMP approach. The FACET Analyser detects the type of survey (schools or health care) and automatically produces graphs and tables. Simply copy-paste informative graphs to visualise your data to a wider audience. The tool can also import and compare two different datasets. This is useful to compare baseline-endline datasets or to compare data from two regions or countries. In addition, a newly designed separate dashboard displays individual facility results for each WASH indicator and respective sub-indicators. For health care facilities, the dashboard separates the results for general service areas and delivery rooms. All graphs and tables can be copied and pasted into reports and presentations following the instructions given within the tool or consult chapter 2.2 of the practitioner’s guide.

A separately available practitioner’s guide introduces the operating principles and basic features of the tool and offers a guideline how to adapt it to the local context. It is available in English and French and separately explains the content and logic of the indicators for schools and health care facilities. Additionally, it provides informative insights from field experience and offers additional material for enumerators and survey trainings as well as report templates.