How we work
A comprehensive approach to water and sanitation
We want to cultivate a new way of working: delivering sustainable services through a comprehensive approach to water and sanitation. This involves underpinning services with financial planning that takes into account both the start up and the ongoing life cycle of the service. At the heart of this work is the development of people's competency and their capacity to maintain services. We encourage them to learn and continually adapt based on hard evidence of what really works, not just now, but in 10, 20 and 30 years. We have identified Uganda, Rwanda and Honduras as countries that are ready for rapid progress.
We face a complex challenge
It requires collective action with different people and organisations from across the sector, working together to deliver a service that lasts. It means holding ourselves accountable not for how many pumps or toilets we build, but for how many people have access to a service of an acceptable quality. The networks (hubs) in these countries are in the process of developing the road maps to achieve universal access based on local context. We already have the confidence of governments in these countries, and agreement to work together towards universal coverage and sustained access for everyone, everywhere, forever. We will work together to align our programming and build our network for collective action.
Together we will
- Enhance government leadership of sector planning process
- Strengthen and use country systems
- Use one information and mutually agreeable platform
- Build sustainable water and sanitation sector financing strategies
- Collectively, we are committed to providing a sustainable level of service.