Through the Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC has committed over $112 million in 13 national sanitation and hygiene programmes. The commitment is yielding results across Africa and Asia and is shared by national partners, WSSCC and GSF donors.
People/communities/administrative areas living in ODF environments according to national definitions:
These indicators report on the total number of people/communities/administrative areas living in ODF-declared communities within the GSF programme areas. This includes people living in communities officially certified as ODF by government bodies or verified by Executing Agencies and their partners (if there are no national verification processes). ODF criteria are defined according to national standards, and programmes report results against national ODF definitions.
Communities refer to a village-related social group, settlement or administrative division engaged by the programme. The definition of community is defined for each country programme.
A Targeted Administrative Areas (TAAs) can be a commune, a municipality, a district, a woreda, or any other nationally recognized administrative area. Often it is the principal unit of decentralized/local government and can be further sub-divided into lower levels of local government. The level of TAA that the programme works with is defined for each country programme and noted in the country results pages.
WSSCC Definition of ODF
Due to differences in national ODF definitions, results across countries, are not strictly comparable. In 2017 WSSCC instituted a minimum definition of ODF which includes: no faeces in the open, fly-proof / or improved latrines by JMP definitions of basic, limited and safely managed facilities and the presence of handwashing facilities on premised with water and soap/ash. In the country results pages it is noted whether the national definitions of ODF adhere to this minimum WSSCC definition of ODF.
People with improved toilets:
This indicator reports on the number of people living in GSF programme areas who have access to an improved sanitation facility since the start of the programme. Improved toilets are defined according to national standards, but to be included in this indicator these standards must meet or exceed the definition of basic, limited or safely managed service levels defined by the UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP).
People with Handwashing Facilities with water and soap:
This indicator reports on the number of people living in GSF programme areas who have access to a handwashing facility on premises with water and soap since the start of the programme. This definition adheres to the basic hygiene service level defined by the UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP).
In some countries ash is still commonly used as a soap substitute. In those cases, the programme also reports on “access to a handwashing facility on premises with water and soap substitute (ash)”. These results are included in the country results.