Addressing the shortfall, commissioned by WaterAid and written by Development Initiatives, puts the water and sanitation sector resourcing under the spotlight and argues that donor countries should act with urgency to increase their financing and better target their money at the 783 million lacking water and the 2.5 billion lacking sanitation.
On 20 April 2012, ministers from around the world will meet in Washington DC to discuss how to address the crisis in safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This will be the second High Level Meeting of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership.
Ending the global water, sanitation and hygiene crisis must now be counted as one of the biggest international development challenges of the 21st century. Almost 900 million people worldwide live without access to clean water, and over two and a half billion people live without adequate sanitation.
This document provides people’s insights on why some sanitation interventions successes and others fail. The study showed that awareness among the people about the importance of sanitation and hygiene for better health was higher than expected.
This review of people's perspectives on sanitation from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka consists of reflections on why interventions and projects in their settlements had succeeded or failed.
This publication is the second of a set of three WaterAid discussion papers on how to improve water and sanitation services to poor people. The set includes: Access for the poor and excluded: tariffs and subsidies for urban water supply;
This report is a synthesis of three individual country studies carried out in Bangladesh, Nepal and Nigeria in 2008-2009 that investigate the sustainability and equity aspects of total sanitation programmes.