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Delegates at the High Level Meeting, Washington, April 2012.

Playing our part: WaterAid prepares for the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings
10 April 2017 | Ibrahim Musah

The Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings later this month are an opportunity to drive progress towards reaching everyone everywhere by 2030. In the lead up, WaterAid is aiming to catalyse conversations around improved sector efficiency and effectiveness. Ibrahim Musah, WaterAid’s former Regional Advocacy Manager for West Africa, explains how.

Samira, 22, works as a provision store attendant in Kumasi, Ghana.

Recent thinking on urban sanitation - reporting from Stockholm World Water Week
22 September 2016 | Andres Hueso

In a rapidly urbanising world, urban sanitation is an area where urgent action is needed. WaterAid co-convened two events at World Water Week to share recent research and experiences from different cities that have achieved success. Andrés Hueso, Senior Policy Analyst for Sanitation at WaterAid, reports.

Kate Norgrove, WaterAid's Global Head of Campaigns, (left) with Gladys and Blessings at savings group in Malawi.

The ‘perennial hope’: private sector investment in WASH in Nigeria
16 September 2016 | Kate Norgrove

To continue to grow our impact, it is important that we measure what we do. We can add up toilets, and record how many people have gained safe water, but how do we count the effect of the advocacy that forms half of our work? Kate Norgrove, WaterAid’s Global Head of Campaigns, finds some clues in Malawi.

ICAI's impact report: what does it mean for water, sanitation and hygiene funding?
14 June 2016 | Tim Brewer

The UK’s Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has released a report into the Department for International Development (DFID)’s results in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) from 2011-15. Tim Brewer, Wateraid’s Policy Analyst, discusses what this means for the future of DFID’s WASH funding, and why financing must focus on sustainability.

An agenda for change

An agenda for change: achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030
15 June 2015 | Clare Battle

The coming months are a crucial period for the water, sanitation and hygiene sector to clinch crucial decisions and make sanitation and water for all by 2030 a reality. In partnership with Water for People, IRC and Aguaconsult, WaterAid has produced joint principles to guide an agenda for change. Clare Battle, WaterAid’s Policy Analyst – Aid Effectiveness & Sector Strengthening, introduces the paper.

Fendrey Randrianatoandro, 10, (in black and orange) smiles with friends whilst washing in clean water from the tap installed at school, Ampanasana Public Primary school, Miandrivazo, Madagascar.

Improving aid effectiveness
22 Jul 2014 | Clare Battle

As negotiations for a new set of post-2015 global development goals move forward, there is growing recognition that any framework for eradicating poverty must include universal access to water and sanitation.

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