This briefing paper highlights some of the complex factors relating to equitable access to sanitation in South Asia, by illustrating case studies from countries across the region. It analyses barriers to access through the lens of social, economic, political, geographic, environmental and administrative factors.
The fifth SACOSAN conference –a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each of the eight countries off South Asia – concluded 24 October in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a call “to an open defecation free South Asia by 2023 and to progressively move towards sustainable environmental sanitation.”
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is pleased to announce that it has completed the recruitment of National Coordinators (NC) from across Africa and Asia for nine of its priority countries.
Read the 2012 Progress Report on WSSCC's Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) which has impacted some 102,970 people so far. Details of programmes being implemented in Cambodia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Uganda, together with People's Voices telling their stories are just some of features of this publication.