Knowledge and Technical Partners

Knowledge and Technical Partners

WSSCC was established, in part, to convene in-country stakeholders, providing platforms for civil society engagement and a conduit for technical expertise in support of national governments. We work in 16 focus countries through designated Executing Agencies and National Coordinators that implement grant funding.

Our flagship initiative, the Global Sanitation Fund was established a decade ago, and by the end of 2019 has enabled 28 million people to live in open defecation free environments across 13 countries. Since the beginning of GSF, 20 million people have access to an improved sanitation facility, and 28 million people have access to a handwashing facility.

Knowledge and learning underpin the GSF. This is being achieved by supporting learning platforms and networks, documenting knowledge, evidence, and best practices from supported programs, and investing in the country to country learning between programs.

Collaboration and partnership are at the core of WSSCC’s mandate, and now more than ever we are joining forces for progress. SDG 17 on partnership outlines the framework to achieving SDG 6 and beyond: a holistic approach that understands the interconnectivity between the prosperity of society, environment, and business, as well as the crosscutting nature of development issues. WSSCC has prioritized engaging within and beyond the WASH sector to develop an ecosystem of partners who support our objectives and advocate within their own networks.

WSSCC and the GSF have also, at the international level, and by supporting human rights initiatives, actively encouraged country to country learning, and by participating in technical knowledge building, continuously advocated for improved and equitable sanitation and hygiene standards


Partnering with WHO/UNICEF's Joint Monitoring Programme staff at a WSSCC's workshop in Tanzania to discuss using WASH JMP reporting in country.