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 is in final stages of closure.  A survey to assess the sustainability of its outcomes is planned for the first quarter of 2018.

WSSCC continues its engagement 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.

Background : The GSF-supported programme in India was designed as a catalyst for large-scale change by demonstrating effective behaviour change approaches to help tackle the enormous sanitation challenge in India. NGOs, private sector organizations and state networks were engaged as implementing partners in targeted blocks and districts in the states of Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand. Partners were supported to effectively utilize funds for collective behaviour change, infrastructure and other sanitation services. The programme aligned to the Swachh Bharat Mission, aimed at universal sanitation coverage by 2019.

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GSF Information

Executing Agency: NRMC India Private Ltd
Programme duration: 2010-2017
Programme Coordinating Mechanism: Hosted by the India WASH Forum

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2017

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People living in ODF environments
1,378,454
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Communities declared ODF
1,425
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People with improved toilets
2,912,717
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People with Handwashing facilities with water and soap or soap substitute
4,845,101

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

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2017

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People living in ODF environments
1,378,454
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Communities declared ODF
1,425
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Targeted Administrative Areas declared ODF

Financial Pipeline

31 December 2016
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GSF commitments
$6.94 million
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GSF disbursements
$6.35 million
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In-country awards to Implementing Partners & for direct procurement
In-country grant disbursements to Implementing Partners & for direct procurement

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