New paper – A district level roadmap for universal access to sustainable sanitation services

New paper – A district level roadmap for universal access to sustainable sanitation services

New paper – A district level roadmap for universal access to sustainable sanitation services 556 418 Agenda for Change

These three entrepreneurs work at a Decentralized Fecal Sludge Treatment (DEFAST) plant in Kampala, Uganda. Pit emptiers can dispose of waste that is then treated and turned into briquettes for fuel or fertilizer (Water For People Uganda).

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In 2017, several Agenda for Change members developed a district-level roadmap for universal access to sustainable WASH services; though, the approaches and tools included did not fully reflect the important differences between the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sectors. Thus, this sanitation roadmap was developed to address this gap by presenting guidance, available tools, and case studies from some Agenda for Change members focused on how these steps or tools have been applied across different countries, with a specific focus on sanitation services.

This roadmap is based on primary and secondary sources of information such as reports, workshops, and interviews with some Agenda for Change members. It builds on the work carried out by other WASH organizations such as Plan International and UNICEF.

The document has the following objectives:

  • Describing the scope and main differences between water and sanitation services (and associated planning);
  • Presenting the step-by-step process of developing a WASH district roadmap focusing on sanitation service delivery;
  • Presenting examples of some Agenda for Change members’ district wide approaches to sanitation services, gathered through a set of interviews;
  • Providing a list of useful resources for sanitation services.

This document is intended for Agenda for Change members, governments seeking to improve decentralized processes of monitoring or planning and budgeting to achieve and sustain universal access, and other organisations interested in applying the Agenda for Change Joint Principles in their work.

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