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Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2012

Global Sanitation Fund
2012 was the year in which the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) built upon initial accomplishments to achieve tangible progress in a significant number of countries. Between 2008 and 2011, WSSCC worked intensively to design and implement the GSF model globally and at country level. Through the Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC had committed US$ 65 million by 31 December 2012 in ten national programmes to ensure that by 2016, 16.28 million people have improved sanitation and that 24.58 million people live in healthy and safe environments which are free of open defecation. That commitment rapidly yielded results in villages and communities across Africa and Asia. It is a commitment shared by national partners, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Global Sanitation Fund donors.Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement - Rapport d’avancement 2012 - En 2012, le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) s’est appuyé sur ses réalisations initiales pour accomplir des progrès tangibles dans un nombre significatif de pays. Entre 2008 et 2011, le WSSCC a travaillé sans relâche pour concevoir et mettre en œuvre le programme du GSF aux niveaux national et international. Par le biais du Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement, le WSSCC s’était engagé à verser 65 millions de dollars US à dix programmes nationaux au plus tard le 31 décembre 2012, afin de garantir que, d’ici 2016, 16,28 millions de personnes aient accès à un assainissement amélioré et que 24,58 millions de personnes vivent dans des environnements salubres et sécurisés, exempts de défécation à l’air libre. Cet engagement portait rapidement ses fruits dans les villages et les communautés d’Afrique et d’Asie. C’est un engagement que partagent les partenaires nationaux, le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et les donateurs du Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement.

Community-driven development for water and sanitation in urban areas – Its contribution to meeting t...

Collaboration
Community organizations working with local NGOs have been responsible for many of the most cost-effective initiatives to improve and extend provision for water and sanitation to low-income urban households. This has a growing relevance within an urbanizing world, with a large and increasing proportion of those with low incomes who lack provision living in urban areas. Along with considerable bearing on meeting the water and sanitation target within the Millennium Development Goals. This publication defines the scale of need before focusing on the role local, community-driven schemes provide in addressing the requirements of the unserved or ill-served in urban areas. Schemes that improved and extended provision for water and sanitation as a result of changes in approach by local governments and civil society organizations are detailed. This includes local initiatives not normally considered part of ‘water and sanitation’ which have been significant in improving and extending provision, especially squatter upgrading schemes, initiatives to provide land for new housing and measures to increase the availability of loans to support household and community investments in better housing. Often underpinning these successes were the partnerships offered to local government by organizations of the urban poor. The tools and methods used are examined along with the ‘local’ constraints to improving and extending provision for water and sanitation and how these can be successfully addressed.

Vision 21 – A Shared Vision for Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Supply and A Framework for Action

Collaboration
Vision 21 recognizes that if the goal of water, sanitation and hygiene for all is to be achieved, people’s roles must change. Through its unique collaborative and participatory process, Vision 21 aims to inspire those still without water supply, sanitation and hygiene services to overcome obstacles and initiate action themselves, while calling on their leaders to bring these essential changes about. In this detailed mapping out of a shared vision, a conceptual framework is defined, core points are examined and the route to fulfilling Vision 21 is signposted. To monitor these achievements, clear targets and indicators are detailed and encouraged. This inclusive plan concludes with the introduction of a Framework for Action, placing community and country action at the centre – to prepare their own vision and develop an action programme to achieve it. The Framework aims to assist people at community, country, regional and global levels to identify areas for action, enlisting the commitment of national governments and their partners to take up the challenge. Along with mobilizing the global community to support the development of country visions and their subsequent achievement, and to provide supporting tools.