Our Country Programme Strategy (CPS) 2015-21 is aligned with WaterAid’s Global Strategy 2015-20, and its aims of equality, sustainable services, integration and hygiene promotion.

WaterAid Global Strategy

Bangladesh Country Programme Strategy

WaterAid Bangladesh’s strategic choices in light of current and potential developments in Bangladesh’s WASH sector, as well as overall global shifts in WaterAid’s work, all with the intention of contributing towards achieving universal access to WASH by 2030, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The strategy has been developed based on years of experience in the field using learning from the communities where WaterAid and its partners work. The CPS introduces a new programme structure which can effectively leverage our niche expertise to address emerging sectoral issues, while maintaining alignment with our Global Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Each of WaterAid Bangladesh’s programmes - Urban, Rural, Climate Change, and Influencing & Enabling, will work in order to contribute most effectively towards our strategic objectives given their distinctive contexts. The programmes will address those objectives that are within our niche directly, while taking a more learning, advocacy and influencing role on broader areas involving multiple international stakeholders, such as transboundary issues.

The Rural and Urban programmes will continue to address the challenges of rapid urbanisation and WASH deprivation of millions of poor and marginalised people living in hard-to-reach areas. The Climate Resilience programme will intervene in the climate change vulnerable coastal zone. The I&E team will act as both a cross-cutting element and standalone programme that will enable us to influence necessary policy development and reform of WASH agenda, from the community to the national level.

As central tenets of the Strategy, we will mainstream rights, equity and inclusion in every programme, which we interpret as working both with geographic and socially excluded groups (such as people living in hard to reach areas), as well as addressing individual inequality factors such as gender, disability, age, and chronic illness.

Clean water, proper sanitation and good hygiene help everyone around the world live happy and healthy lives.

Let's make this normal for everyone, everywhere, always.