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 poor people to attain safe sanitation services and adopt good hygiene practices.

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 poor people to attain safe sanitation services and adopt good hygiene practices.

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India Programme Overview

The GSF-supported programme closed earlier this year. WSSCC engages in India through an arrangement where a dedicated Unit (India Support Unit – ISU) provides technical support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, with particular emphasis on sustained sanitation and hygiene outcomes and the rights of marginalized and vulnerable people.

Swachh Bharat Mission is the biggest people’s movement on sanitation in the world that seeks to create a Clean India. As reported by the Government of India, close to 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) status has been achieved. The current focus of the national flagship programme is now on ODF Plus (ODF+), which aims at keeping villages clean. WSSCC is providing assistance through its India Support Unit (ISU), an accredited Key Resource Centre for capacity building and learning, to the campaign which has leveraged over US$ 700,000 from the Government of India’s budget at state and district levels.

The ISU also focuses on Rapid Action Learning (RAL), capacity building support for SBM on sustainable and inclusive sanitation, policy support and on Menstrual Health and Hygiene.

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Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2018

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People living in ODF environments
1,380,000
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Communities declared ODF
1,400
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People with improved toilets
2,910,000
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People with Handwashing facilities with water and soap or soap substitute
4,850,000

*India’s national definition of ODF adheres to the WSSCC definition of ODF.

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2018

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People living in ODF environments
1,380,000
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Communities declared ODF
1,400
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Targeted Administrative Areas declared ODF

Financial Pipeline

31 December 2017
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GSF commitments to country programmes
$123.18 Million
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GSF disbursements to country programmes
$104.76 Million

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