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Swaziland's first Joint Sector Review 15 Aug 2017

Joint Sector Reviews (JSRs) are widely recognised as features of best practice in the water and sanitation sector landscape, helping to strengthen governance, accountability, harmonisation, and aiding decision-making. This learning note documents the process and lessons learned in supporting the Government of Swaziland to deliver their first Joint Sector Review for the water and sanitation sector, and highlights some of the issues and principles of relevance for wider sector learning.

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Angelo and his mother, Mariane, at the water point in their village, Vakinankaratra region, Madagascar.

EU Toolkit 10 Aug 2017

These documents call on the EU to do more to fully integrate WASH into all of their development programmes and strategies, including health, gender and nutrition.

Supporting sustainable services using a District Wide Approach 20 Jul 2017 | Vincent Casey, Clare Battle, Henry Northover, Erik Harvey

This document sets out some of the main service authority and service provider functions required for delivery of rural water supply services that don’t simply fail at the end of their design life but continue to be renewed and upgraded in a planned manner. It describes how WaterAid and its partners can engage to support these different functions.

Supporting sustainable WASH services in difficult operating environments Nicaragua case study 17 Jul 2017 | Ryan Schweitzer, Josh Briemberg and Vincent Casey

This document is aimed at WASH practitioners and policy makers working to develop management and support processes that strengthen service sustainability. It seeks to share WaterAid Nicaragua’s experiences of working to strengthen sustainable WASH service provision in an environment characterised by weak and under resourced institutions, exposure to disasters, as well as a history of conflict and political polarisation.
Supporting institutional sustainability to deliver permanent wash services in Malawi

Supporting institutional sustainability to deliver permanent WASH services in Malawi 17 Jul 2017 | Julia Boulenouar, Sydney Byrns and Genevieve Hughes

This case study highlights how an organisation can identify potential threats to institutional sustainability common in an extremely low resource environment, and create a strategy for a responsible operational withdrawal as a project comes to a close, in ways that ensure local stakeholders are well equipped to sustain project gains well into the future. It is based on experiences emerging from development of WaterAid’s exit strategy in Salima district in Malawi.
Achieving a step change in sector performance

Achieving a step change in sector performance: towards universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene 30 Jun 2017 | Clare Battle

Key characteristics are consistently recognised as essential to building effective sector systems at national and local levels. This discussion paper looks at how to work together to build the systems and capacities needed to deliver and sustain services essential to reaching everyone everywhere with lasting access to WASH.

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Cambodia - WASH in Health Assesement Report Summary

Assessment of Water Sanitation & hygiene in public health care facilities in five provinces in Cambodia 30 Jun 2017 | WaterAid

Safe and high quality water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is fundamental to preventing and controlling infection in health care facilities (HCFs), tackling antimicrobial resistance, and ensuring quality of care – a prerequisite for achieving universal health coverage. However, reliable data on WASH in HCFs in Cambodia, like in many other developing countries, is lacking and available data suggests the need for further improvement.
Corporate report

Corporate engagement on water supply, sanitation and hygiene 21 Aug 2017

Corporate water users have the potential to play an influential role in the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal 6 for clean water and sanitation. WaterAid, in collaboration with partners, has developed a report and case studies which analyse corporate engagement on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
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Study on WASH-Nutrition barriers and potential solutions (Full Report) 22 Jun 2017 | WaterAid

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has an important effect on nutrition status. Globally, around half of the burden of child undernutrition is due to inadequate sanitation and hygiene. Yet many WASH programs do not recognise their potential effect on nutrition, while many nutrition initiatives do not include WASH. Integration of WASH and nutrition is therefore a promising strategy to improve nutrition outcomes.