WaterAid resources

Making sanitation happen: turning 'political will' into action

Making sanitation happen: turning ‘political will’ into action

This study explores how three countries attempted to translate political commitment to sanitation into results on the ground. It found two critical drivers: prioritisation throughout all government departments; and implementation happening alongside continuous learning and adaption.

Sanitation framework

Sanitation framework

Our Sanitation framework explains how we and our partners develop effective strategies for sanitation programmes. The framework provides the driving principles and minimum commitments that WaterAid will follow globally.

We can wait report

We can't wait

This report 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.

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Sanitation and hygiene approaches

Our Sanitation and hygiene approaches technical brief gives an overview of some of the main promotion approaches used by WaterAid and other organisations.

Other resources

The true cost of poor sanitation

The true cost of poor sanitation

Working with Oxford Economics, LIXIL have built on previous research undertaken by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) to produce an up-to-date and comprehensive estimation of the cost of poor sanitation in 110 countries and have highlighted three priority areas that are key to ensuring sustainable sanitation solutions for all.

Hygiene and sanitation software: an overview of approaches

Hygiene and sanitation software: an overview of approaches

Produced by the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), this publication describes the various hygiene and sanitation ‘software’ approaches that have been deployed over the last 40 years by NGOs, development agencies, national and local governments in all types of settings – urban, informal-urban and rural.