WaterAid Cambodia Country Strategy 2020-2023

WaterAid Cambodia Country Strategy 2020-2023 WaterAid / Tom Greenwood

Cambodia is changing fast and finding some of the solutions to its development challenges. The number of children under five who are stunted, and the number of people who defecate in the open or drink unsafe water are still high compared to other countries in the region, with wide-ranging impacts on people’s health and the economy. Yet these numbers are dropping quickly as Cambodia develops innovative scalable solutions to increase water and sanitation services. Cambodia is now aiming to accelerate this progress and ensure everyone, everywhere has access to drinking water and sanitation by 2025, while also looking for solutions to improve the quality of services, ensuring sustainability and reducing inequality.

WaterAid Cambodia’s country strategy is designed to align with the Royal Government of Cambodia strategies such as the National Action Plan on Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, the Food Security and Nutrition Strategy and the National Health Strategic Plan. The strategy also aligns with WaterAid’s Global Strategy 2015-2022 with its emphasis on being an influencing organisation and four aims to a) reduce inequality of gender and rights, b) strengthen services, c) integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) into health and other sectors and d) improve climate change adaptation. 

This strategy sets out WaterAid Cambodia’s intents from 2020 to2023. It has been informed by a review of WaterAid Cambodia’s country strategy 2017-2020 and consultation with external stakeholders. The strategy aims to give broad direction to WaterAid’s work while allowing space to be responsive to new opportunities. Each year an annual Business Plan will be developed to operationalise the strategy. Quarterly reflections and an annual report will be used to track progress and inform adaptations to plans.