This project in rural Ghana facilitated a strategic partnership between IRC, Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), World Vision, Safe Water Network, WaterAid, Desert Research Institute and 13 district assemblies, with the aim of coordinating efforts to maximize resources and improve systems for service delivery in districts. This has proven to be a remarkable exercise of cooperation and learning, involving interventions at regional, district and community levels, partnership work at the national level, and the building and strengthening of learning platforms in every district and region where the project took place.

This publication records the perceptions of the key players involved in the development, particularly looking at how partnerships have been built and how they are working, how the district assemblies are transforming their planning process, how the learning platforms at regional and district levels are finding new ways to tackle long-standing problems, and their impact at the community level.