Sustainably improving access to and use of water, sanitation and improving hygiene behaviours.
The WASH Alliance International, Plan Netherlands and SNV together formed the WASH SDG Consortium. Jointly they have developed a WASH SDG Programme, which is being implemented in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The WASH SDG programme aims to sustainably improve access to, and use of, safe drinking water for at least 450,000 people, sanitation for at least 2million people and improve the hygiene behaviours of 1,6million people before the end of 2022. The programme has an expected outreach of almost 9million people.
Our activities in the WASH SDG programme
WASTE has been part of the WASH Alliance International since the very beginning in 2012. As part of this WASH SDG programme, WASTE is responsible for implementing the Diamond Approach in
Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia and Tanzania. This means our activities focus on the development of sustained financing, demand and supply and a business enabling environment, providing a basis for a sustained development of the systems also once the program is closed.
Guiding principles in the WASH SDG programme
• Area wide approach: The programme will use an area-wide approach (sub-district, district or city), with a focus on full coverage, social inclusion and sustained services for also the poorest wealth quintiles.
• Access for all: Reaching universal coverage, introducing new ways of thinking about how equity and processes of exclusion are addressed in the sector and gender equality can be guaranteed.
• Government-led: (Local) Governments are the duty bearers of the human right to WASH in their area; their engagement and ownership is essential for long-term sustainability of services in an area.
• Private sector engagement: The consortium will promote and support a system of affordable supply and services through a mix of market-based and community-based solutions, including access to credit.
• System’s change: The sustainability of WASH services depends on the institutional and financial system the services are embedded in. This is not merely the market environment, government organisations and socio-cultural setting, but the checks and balances in that system and how different levels interconnect.
Funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs