We work with national governments to ensure far-reaching and sustainable progress at national, regional, and global levels and to advocate for change in government policy and practice.
Our Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes are fully developed and owned by national coordinating bodies which are led by national governments and include a variety of national government and non-government actors from a range of sectors.
However, while many governments recognize the health, education, gender and economic benefits of investing in sanitation and hygiene, national budgets are not yet matching aspiration. There is a huge financing gap and the situation is unacceptable.
SDG targets must be pursued for the good of all, but particularly and urgently to prepare nations to better respond to outbreaks or pandemics of infectious disease. All these factors have contributed to the Steering Committee’s decision to evolve WSSCC into a new Sanitation and Hygiene Fund. The Fund will have an operating model that will provide governments with catalytic funding to finally tackle sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health-related inequality.