Annual Report & Accounts: 2015/16

By the end of March 2016, your support had helped to enable 896 sand dams to be built in water-scarce places, creating opportunity and hope for over 870,000 people. We hope our Annual Report illustrates the impact of your investment in Excellent’s projects and we are thankful to all of our supporters that make this work possible. Download the full report to find out more.

Sand Dams: Transforming Lives in Drylands

Our leaflet explaining how a sand dam works and its potential impact in drylands.

Barrages de sable: Transformer les vies dans les zones arides

Our leaflet explaining how a sand dam works and its potential impact in drylands (in French).

Excellent Development and Rotary International - Kenya

The latest on our work and progress in supporting communities to build sand dams with Rotary in Kenya, India, and plans for southern Africa.

This is Excellent - Summer 2016

This month we share news from our development in southern Africa (Zimbabwe and Mozambique), an empowered community farmer, mother and role model shares her story, we hear from an epic supporter who ran the London Marathon, and one of our partners explains how monitoring and evaluation shapes everything we do. Please read and share!

This is Excellent, Autumn 2015

In our latest  brochure for you - our supporters, we share news from our development in northern Kenya, an inspiring story about a proud parent who's changing the future of her children thanks to sand dams, a sand dam expeditioner tells all, and one Excellent worker gives you the inside story. Enjoy!

Annual Report & Accounts: 2014/15

As we look back over our 13 year history, we are immensely proud of the achievements of the communities we support to build sustainable futures in drylands. At the end of the year, we had enabled 838 sand dams to be built in water-scarce places, creating opportunity and hope for over 830,000 people. Download the full report to find out more.

Excellent Development and Rotary International - India

The latest on our work and progress in supporting communities to build sands in India with Rotary.

Annual Report & Accounts: 2013/14

In only 12 years we have made a positive impact on the lives of over 460,000 people in drylands - home to 74% of the world's poor. Our Annual Report & Accounts demonstrates our achievements and efficiency, and our strategy for 2014/15 and beyond.

Rural Road Crossings: A vehicle for water investment in drylands

Incorporating the principles of sand dam technology with low volume road crossing designs will deliver a more robust and cost-effective rural roads infrastructure. 

This is Excellent, Spring 2014

The latest edition of our supporter brochure features news of our work with the UN Development Programme in Swaziland, a chat with our Programme Manager Christine Whinney, how Mary, a self-help group member in Kenya, is breaking from tradition, and one Excellent supporter's pilgrimage to fundraise for sand dams. Enjoy! 

Annual Report & Accounts 2012/13

Our Annual Report & Accounts 2012/13 demonstrates our impacts during the year as well as outlining our strategic direction for the future.

This is Excellent, Autumn 2013

Our supporters are creating hope and opportunity for dryland families. Nothing we do would be possible without them. In this, the first edition of our new brochure, produced entirely in-house to reduce costs, we share the impacts of their support for some of the world's poorest people, and celebrate the fantastic ways people get involved to make it all happen. Thank you!

Annual Report 2011-12

Excellent Development’s Annual Report and Financial statements from 2011-12.

Creating opportunity and hope for dryland communities

Are you part of a Rotary Club, charitable trust or other organisation? Do you want to fundraise for us? Or help raise awareness about what we do? This brochure tells you everything you need to know about our approach to creating opportunity and hope for dryland communities - and how you can get involved. Download it here.

Pioneering Sand Dams

Our vision is that millions of the poorest people's lives are transformed with sand dams. Find out what sand dams are and how they work, as well as their applications, impacts, and contribution to addressing some of the world's most critical problems. Download our 'Pioneering sand dans' brochure here.

Impact Report: Volume Ten

2012 was our tenth anniversary. This report highlights the impacts of our work to date, who we've worked with to achieve them, and how our supporters are helping us to realise our vision that millions of the poorest people's lives are transformed with sand dams.

Maddrell and Neal, 2012, Sand Dams a Practical Guide LR 1

The Excellent Development Sand Dam Manual

The Excellent Development Sand Dam Manual is a practical guide for the siting, design, construction and management of sand dams. It is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to implement sand dams. But, above all, it demystifies sanD dam technology - making it accessible to a wide range of people and organisations in drylands around the world. Order a free copy of the sand dam manual here.

Annual Review 2010-11

Our Annual Review demonstrates our impacts and achievements, with a focus on the year 2010-11.

Annual Report 2010-11

Excellent Development’s Annual Report and Financial statements from 2010-11.

Annual Review 2009-10

Excellent Development’s achievements and impacts in 2009-10

Annual Report 2009-10

Excellent Development’s Annual Report and Financial statements from 2009-10

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