The Global Sanitation Fund is a global financing initiative that seeks to help millions of people to gain access to sanitation and hygiene in developing countries.

The Global Sanitation Fund selects the countries in which to fund programmes according to the following criteria where there is:

  • a large number of people and proportion of population without basic sanitation;
  • high incidence of disease related to poor water, sanitation and improper hygiene;
  • low economic and social development indicators;
  • a national sanitation policy or strategy, which is not already being fully funded from other sources;
  • an existing active National WASH Coalition or other WSSCC partners that request Global Sanitation Fund funding for that country;
  • government agreement and welcome that Global Sanitation Fund can support work in the country.

Implementation of the GSF's work is currently underway in CambodiaEthiopiaIndiaMadagascar, MalawiNepal, NigeriaSenegalTanzania, Togo and Uganda.

Countries beginning on-the-ground implementation during 2014 are Benin, Kenya and Pakistan


Last updated: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:51