Global Sanitation Fund

The Global Sanitation Fund is a pooled global fund established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and funded by its donors to gather and direct finance to help large numbers of people achieve improved sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

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Key Results

Key Results

December 2018
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People living in open defecation free environments
24,400,000
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Targeted communities that achieved 100% ODF status following national criteria
71,000
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Targeted administrative areas declared ODF
2,028
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People with access to improved sanitation facilities (JMP: limited, basic and safely managed sanitation service levels)
18,100,000
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People with handwashing facilities with water and soap
23,800,000

Source: GSF Executing Agency 2018 Annual Report

Financial Pipeline

Financial Pipeline

31 December 2018
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GSF commitments to country programmes
$123.18 Million
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GSF disbursements to country programmes
$111.31 Million

Latest News

“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]

‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]

Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]

A leadership committee will be formed in each of the 22 regions across Madagascar By Hoby Randrianimanana IHOSY, Madagascar – 11.3 million people still defecate in the open, and merely 10 percent of the population benefits from basic sanitation services in Madagascar. The government is now stepping up to change this with a robust collaborative […]

Les populations rurales de Madagascar face aux défis de l’immigration Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – Dans une zone rurale de Madagascar, des villages qui sont parvenus à mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation en plein air peinent à conserver ce statut. La raison ? La présence d’une pierre précieuse dans la région, […]

Les acteurs appellent à l’unisson à un sursaut national pour réaliser l’ambition d’atteindre l’ODD 6.2 d’ici 2025 Par Alain Tossounon LADJI, Bénin – Dans plusieurs quartiers de villes et villages du Bénin, l’hygiène et l’assainissement de base sont encore un luxe pour de nombreuses populations qui défèquent dans la nature. Les conséquences de cette pratique […]

When toilets become a question of dignity and right By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – It was 15 years ago when 10 illuminated women in a Nepali village stood up to change behaviour of their neighbors and went on as the driving force to start promoting the importance of sanitation. Sunita Gurung, a mother of […]

In the drive to end open defecation, one of the strengths of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is its reliance on local knowledge, collective action and community leadership. To ensure that nobody is left behind, WSSCC is proposing ways to make CLTS even better at reflecting the needs of people who may be overlooked or marginalized […]

Resources

‘Do No Harm’ Principles in Behaviour Change Programming

Equality Global Sanitation Fund
‘do-no-harm’ principles into sanitation & hygiene collective behaviour change programmes

Nepal Outcome Survey Brief

Global Sanitation Fund

Kenya Outcome Survey Brief

Global Sanitation Fund

Cambodia Outcome Survey Brief

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