The majority of poor people in rural Zimbabwe lack access to safe water and basic sanitation. At independence in 1980 Zimbabwe inherited a neglected rural WASH sector. Despite significant efforts to develop rural infrastructure, 98% of those without an improved drinking water source live in rural areas; and 48% of the rural population practice open defecation. In 2008, an outbreak of cholera resulted in about 100,000 cases and 4000 deaths and the cost on international community is an estimated GBP100 million. The programme managed by Unicef will provide equitable and sustainable access to and use of safe water to 2,375,00 people and of those, 1,140,000 will enjoy improved sanitation. Hygiene practices will be improved amongst the rural population in 33ndistricts and in 5 provinces by 2015. All these districts currently have low WASH access and are prone to cholera The objectives of the Annual were to assess progress against the separate log frames; � To assess the performance of the programme over the past 12 months and score the Purpose and Outputs in the log frame according to the current DFID�s methodology.