ONE DROP, Rotary Launch Sustainable Water and Sanitation Partnership

July 28, 2014  |  by

ONE DROP and Rotary International have announced a partnership to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services in Africa, Central America, and India. The 2020 Water Partnership aims to unite ONE DROP’s expertise and unique approach to sustainable water and sanitation programs with the power of Rotary International’s 1.2-million-member network in support of projects that expand access to clean water and sanitation. To…

Affordability of WASH services: rules of thumb and why it’s difficult to measure

July 21, 2014  |  by

What happens when people cannot pay for water and sanitation services? Mostly, we hear about women and girls in low income countries and how they access polluted water from ponds, rivers or hand dug wells. This week, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (USA) made it to international news for disconnecting water services at a rate of…

Evidence-Based Development: A Trend Whose Time Has Come? The Case of Chlorine Dispensers for Safer Water

July 14, 2014  |  by

Evidence-based development innovations are finally all the rage. The UK’s Department for International Development and USAID announced the Global Development Innovation Ventures (GDIV) Fund almost exactly a year ago to focus development investments on “innovative approaches with proven, radically successful results.” Just a few weeks ago, USAID launched its Global Development Lab that aims to…

A Call for Submissions

July 8, 2014  |  by

Are you a WASH practitioner, funder, or academic with an interesting take on the sector? Would you be willing to share insights based on your experiences as a grantmaker in WASH, lessons learned from implementing a program, or reflections on a particular conference that you’ve attended? If so, consider submitting a blog post to WASHfunders.…

Webinar: USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy – Integrating WASH and Nutrition Programming

June 26, 2014  |  by

In light of the recently released USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, WASH Advocates and 1,000 Days will be hosting a webinar on WASH and nutrition in the Strategy and its importance moving forward. The event will explore the relationship between WASH and nutrition, the process of creating the nutrition strategy, and implications for practical application of…

How to Spend a Penny

June 19, 2014  |  by

Last week, the UK-based Stone Family Foundation, in collaboration with New Philanthropy Capital, published a paper that summarizes 10 lessons learned as a WASH funder since the Foundation made the decision to concentrate much of its grantmaking in the sector in 2010. How to Spend a Penny: 10 lessons from funding market-based approaches in water,…

Let’s Start the Conversation About Menstruation

June 11, 2014  |  by

Last month, organizations around the world working in WASH and women’s and girls’ rights joined forces to celebrate the first ever Menstrual Hygiene Day. Created to bring attention to the challenges that many women and girls face during menstruation and to elevate innovative solutions, the event also hopes to help break the taboo surrounding a…

Are you a WASHfunders Power User?

June 5, 2014  |  by

Have you searched our map to orient yourself to the WASH funding landscape? Do you regularly read this blog? Are you familiar with our featured case studies or funder profiles? If you’ve visited WASHfunders, we’d love your feedback as part of our evaluation of the site. Launched more than 2 ½ years ago, WASHfunders has…

Lessons Learned Providing Seven Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World

May 19, 2014  |  by

More than 1,600 children still die every day from diseases caused by drinking unsafe water. At P&G, we believe we can help make a difference in the global water crisis. P&G is committed to the long-term, not-for-profit provision of clean water in the developing world and is engaged in the global drinking water crisis in…

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