GLAAS 2014 Findings: Special report for Africa

June 22, 2015  |  by

Last month marked the released of the UN-Water GLAAS Special report for Africa, an initiative led by WHO in collaboration with the African Ministers’ Council on Water and the African Development Bank. The report, which draws on data gathered from 39 African countries, takes stock on progress made under the Millennium Development Goals and sets…

This Thursday: USAID Webinar on WASH Sustainability

June 3, 2015  |  by

This Thursday, June 4th, join USAID for the fourth in a series of five webinars to better understand the USAID Water and Development Strategy and how its principles provide the foundation for Agency water programming. To have lasting impact over time and after USAID’s assistance ends, WASH programs need to factor in sustainability during planning, design, implementation and…

WASH in the Aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake

May 4, 2015  |  by

As efforts shift from rescue to relief in the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Nepal, pledges of aid from individuals, foundations, and others are growing steadily while logistical challenges threaten to delay the response. An immediate priority for the WASH sector is to provide access to water, while longer term recovery will involve building…

Survey of the Cumulative Impact of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

April 1, 2015  |  by

In 2014, World Vision engaged KPMG to implement a survey among NGOs involved with WASH activity, with an aim to identify the cumulative impact of WASH implementers and to estimate the number of people reached through WASH initiatives. Last October, the WASHfunders blog published this piece from Dr. Greg Allgood, Vice President of World Vision,…

World Water Day 2015

March 18, 2015  |  by

This Sunday, March 22 marks the 23rd annual World Water Day. In celebration of the Day, we have rounded up several events taking place around the world and online. Details are included below. Friday, March 20th WaterAid SH2Orts 2015 film competition On Friday, WaterAid will announce the winners of their SH2Orts 2015 film competition, which…

Top Five Blog Posts of 2014

December 31, 2014  |  by

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re looking back and taking stock of the variety of topics featured on the WASHfunders blog this year – from corporate philanthropy and sector sustainability to newly produced WASH resources. Our countdown of the top five most popular blog posts from 2014 reflects this variety. 5. Pre-paid Meters: Bringing…

UN Reveals Major Gaps in Water and Sanitation – Especially in Rural Areas

November 19, 2014  |  by

Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from the World Health Organization on behalf of UN-Water. The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS 2014), published biannually, presents data from 94 countries…

WASHfunders Recognized as a Top Innovation in Global Philanthropy

November 10, 2014  |  by

We’re pleased to share that a recently released report from New Philanthropy Capital recognized WASHfunders.org as a top innovation in global philanthropy. The report, 10 Innovations in Global Philanthropy, praises the information on funding flows available through WASHfunders’ mapping tool and notes that the site reflects the broader push for open data in the philanthropic…