Our new briefing paper Bridging the divide reveals that international water and sanitation aid is failing to reach the poorest, most marginalised people. In fact, it is exacerbating global inequalities rather than reducing them. Available in English, French and Portuguese versions.
From promise to reality, a briefing by our Southern Africa team, presents some of the major challenges and calls on governments to take the necessary steps to strengthen the sector and provide essential funding.
This paper shares WaterAid Ethiopia’s experience of mainstreaming the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs of marginalised and excluded people, including those with disabilities, in its work and that of its partners. It will establish the links between WASH and disability and leprosy by presenting cases from a WaterAid Ethiopia supported project.
This assessment seeks to understand if the arrangements put in place in by the WaterAid/EUWF programme will ensure sustainability of water and sanitation services and hygiene behaviour changes. The assessment also undertakes a wider examination of the Community Based Management System (CBMS) for rural water services, as set out in various national policy documents and put into practice by District Local Government and NGO actors. It also explores what an equivalent of CBMS would look like, as it applies to sanitation and hygiene.
Information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed how people communicate. ICT is quickly changing relationships, facilitating the measurement and monitoring of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, and enabling local-level practitioners to use evidence to guide decision-making. As a result, equitable access and the sustainability of WASH services are improved.
While ICT is bringing new opportunities for WASH interventions, there are several challenges to using the full potential of ICT in our work.
We Can’t Wait makes it clear that a collaborative approach between governments, civil society and business is essential to getting the Millennium Development Goal for sanitation target back on track. This is critical to improving the health and prosperity of women worldwide.
This report is available in English and French.