AfricaSan 5: Financing Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa While Leaving No One Behind

July 17, 2019  |  by

This blog post was written by an independent WASH consultant. It was originally published by CLTS Knowledge Hub, to view the original post, click here. By Florencia Rieiro  The AfricaSan 5 Conference was held in February in Cape Town, South Africa. Every three years it reunites policy-makers, development partners, donors and the private sector to discuss…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs

January 15, 2019  |  by ,

This story is part of our article series on sustainable WASH finance and was originally published on the IPS News Agency blog. To view the original story, click here.   By John Garrett and Kathryn Tobin   Three years on from the watershed 2015 conferences in Addis Ababa, New York and Paris, the UN Secretary…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Blended Finance for Water Infrastructure: Hope or Hype?

November 8, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Alex Money shares why more catalytic innovation is needed to have a transformative impact. This story was originally published on IRC’s blog. To view the original story, click here. By Alex Money  What is blended finance? Blended finance is a somewhat amorphous concept. A simple definition…

Taps and Toilets Aren’t Enough: Designing WASH Programmes That Strengthen the System

August 28, 2018  |  by ,

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes that focus solely on providing taps, toilets and one-off trainings are unlikely to deliver lasting outcomes. An overwhelming body of evidence highlights that services underperform and improved behaviours regress because there is insufficient ongoing support from permanent, in-country institutions and the local private sector. This week’s story explores some…

What a Research Project Taught us About Swachh Bharat Mission

August 21, 2018  |  by ,

The findings of a research-to-action project to assess the Swachh Bharat Mission underline the importance of using an extremely contextual, localised approach in implementation. This story was originally published by India Development Review (IDR), to view the original story, click here.  By Dr Annapoorna Ravichander & Varsha Pillai The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched on October 2, 2014…

Mobile Communities in Ethiopia Seek Fixed Solutions to Their Water and Sanitation Challenges

August 1, 2018  |  by

This week, we share a story on how pastoral communities in Ethiopia  make use of mobile technology to increase the efficiency of water point maintenance. This article originally appeared on USAID Global Waters. To view the original post, click here. By Wendy Putnam In many respects, Ethiopia’s lowlands represent the final frontier for the country’s ambitious…

The Politics of Groundwater

July 16, 2018  |  by ,

In order to make access to water adequate and equitable, we must shift our focus from water sources to water resources. Both science, and community participation and cooperation, are key to addressing our water woes. A growing demand for water implies the need for an improved understanding of our resources, and the ability to manage…

Understanding the Indian Rural Sanitation Market

February 20, 2018  |  by

Solving rural sanitation problems in India requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders. These include government, programme implementers, financing institutions, entrepreneurs and households. Understanding the roles, strengths and weaknesses of each stakeholder, how they interact and complement each other, is key to achieving India’s ambitious goal of ending open defecation by 2019.  This week’s story was…

Pritha Hariram Interview: Partnerships for Improved Development Aid, Performance Tools, and Women in Water

October 20, 2017  |  by

This week’s story was originally published by our friends at Kini. To see the original post, click here. Kini, Malaysian for ‘current’, signifying the views of leading water practitioners in regards to current trends related to their respective areas of expertise, seeks to expand the dialogue about solving water problems more broadly throughout Australia and…

Recipe for Success: How to End Malnutrition

August 29, 2017  |  by

At current rates of progress we won’t end malnutrition by 2030. To do so, countries must integrate their nutrition and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) plans. But to what extent are governments ensuring this kind of collaboration? Sophie Durrans of the SHARE Consortium and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine introduces their new analysis.…