RiPPLE Approaches: How we work

RiPPLE’s research method is Action Research, working jointly with stakeholders, drawn from Learning Practice Alliances (LPAs), to test new approaches and learn from their experience. Therefore it works very closely with existing implementers in the water and sanitation, food security and climate adaptation sectors. RiPPLE itself does not implement water and sanitation schemes, but works in partnership with those who do (Government, donors, NGOs and private institutions like World Bank Woreda Support Groups), and aims to learn from their work.

RiPPLE’s research findings are intended to help implementers, as well as policymakers, planners and donors, to improve services for the rural community. Our Mapping component utilises maps - an excellent tool to make complex and diverse information easily accessible.  Communication in RiPPLE is has been a core component  from the start and is geared towards supporting active learning and knowledge-sharing in the sector.  Another component is Capacity Building supported by our ethos of shared learning and knowledge development across and beyond the consortium.

Page last updated 20 Feb 2013