Archived water and sanitation reports Share on Facebook Share on Twitter RESOURCESPOLICY AND RESEARCHARCHIVED REPORTSARCHIVED WATER AND SANITATION REPORTS WASH and peace- and state-buildingWith DFID funding, we've been working with the Overseas Development Institute to explore how WASH programmes in fragile and conflict-affected states can contribute towards local-level peace- and state-building. The focus countries were DRC and South Sudan. Click here for the literature review, DRC case study, South Sudan case study, synthesis report, Tearfund policy report and a four-page summary for DFID. Sanitation and Water for All – How this global partnership has become a dynamic catalyst for changeThis short booklet explains how the global partnership, Sanitation and Water for All, is acting as a catalyst to overcome barriers to development and national planning in the WASH sector. Diarrhoea dialogues: from policies to progress (2012)Written with PATH, this report investigates how three countries are addressing diarrhoea: in Mali and Ethiopia, where diarrhoea is the leading cause of death in children under five, and in Zambia, where the burden is also high. Dialogues d’action contre la diarrhée - Des politiques jusqu’aux résultats (2012)Ce rapport examine les politiques et stratégies en place pour prévenir la diarrhée chez les enfants et pour empêcher que les enfants ne meurent une fois qu’ils en sont atteints au Mali, en Éthiopie et en Zambie. Join up, scale up: how integration can defeat disease and poverty (2011)This report highlights the benefits of integration focusing on water and sanitation, primary healthcare and nutrition. This page also links to a short film featuring a water and nutrition project in Zimbabwe and briefings by two of Tearfund's partners. Understanding the WASH sector (2010)This document is a step-by-step guide for civil society organisations to conduct research into the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in a particular country, through carrying out an analysis of the capability, accountability and responsiveness (CAR) of the sector. Comprendre le secteur WASH (2010) Comment effectuer une analyse de la capacité, de la redevabilité et de la réactivité (CRR) du secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène dans votre pays. Making the case for sanitation and hygiene: opening doors in health (2010)In many developing countries, sanitation and hygiene still come low down in political and policy priorities. In many central ministries and regional/district agencies, budget holders are not yet convinced of the benefits of investment in sanitation and related hygiene (and water) interventions. ODI, Tearfund and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) have gathered views from sanitation and hygiene (S&H) specialists and health practitioners to review progress in advocacy for S&H to the health sector, as a prime target for the promotion of S&H services. This background note summarises the perceptions of both S&H and health specialists on the opportunities for, and obstacles to, greater collaboration between the two sectors, and the need to build capacity as part of the long-term solution. Joining the dots. Why better water, sanitation and hygiene are necessary for progress on maternal, newborn and child health (2010)This report outlines the positive outcomes gained from improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene for women’s and children’s health. It explains why an integrated approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is needed and why water, sanitation and hygiene must be included in any action plans to achieve the MDGs on child and maternal health. How to integrate climate change adaptation into national-level policy and planning in the water sector (2010)This document is a practical guide for developing country governments to integrate resilience and adaptation into their water sectors. It is also for donor institutions wishing to support the integration of adaptation through development cooperation, as well as for civil society organisations as they contribute to national policy processes and ensure that the voice of the poorest and most vulnerable people impacts decision-making. Liberia WASH consortium report - "Life and dignity at risk"This is a report written by the Liberia WASH Consortium of which Tearfund is a part. The report explores the challenges the government of Liberia faces in turning its commitments on WASH into reality. Keeping communities clean: the church's response to improving sanitation and hygiene (2009)This report provides examples of how Tearfund partners are working through and with the local church in addressing the sanitation and hygiene needs of poor people. Five roles have been identified that the church can play, each illustrated by case studies. Tackling climate change: thinking outside the water box (2009)In this paper, Tearfund outlines why water should be a priority for climate change adaptation funding, with recommendations for ensuring that adaptation is effective and sustainable. Why advocate for water, sanitation and hygiene? (2009)It is vital that governments and donors are held to account for the promises they have made. For organisations that are new to advocacy issues, we would recommend reading Tearfund’s guide to advocacy on water and sanitation. Sanitation and water: why we need a global framework for action (2008)This report – by Tearfund and WaterAid – reveals the weak international response to the global sanitation and water crisis and presents the case for why a Global Framework for Action on water and sanitation is needed. Separate streams? Adapting water resources management to climate change (2008)This report is based on empirical evidence from case studies undertaken in Niger and north-east Brazil, and aims to identify how climate change adaptation can be integrated within the water sector to benefit the most poor and vulnerable people. Click here for full report, executive summary and translated versions. The sanitation scandal (2007)This report draws on case studies from Burkina Faso, DRC and Madagascar. It highlights barriers to delivering improved sanitation and hygiene and suggests how the international community and national governments should respond. Sanitation and hygiene: knocking on new doors (2006)A joint briefing paper produced by Tearfund, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and some Tearfund partners. Functional sustainability (2006)A case study from south-west Uganda, by Richard C Carter and Ronnie Rwamwanja. Pipe dreams (2006)Governments' failure to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis is threatening goals to halve poverty. This report sets out the scale of the problem, and the actions required. An empty glass (2005)A critique of the EU Water Initiative, launched in 2002. Making every drop count (2004)A series of reports looking at more and better financing for the water and sanitation sector. NGOs call on governments to remove key barriers to better water management (2004)Tearfund joined with other NGOs to submit a joint paper to the Commission on Sustainable Development meeting in New York in April 2004, outlining key areas for concern and action. New rules, new roles: does private sector participation benefit the poor? (2003)This Tearfund and WaterAid report is the result of two years’ research into whether the private water sector holds the answer to serving the world's poorest people. Advocacy guide to private sector involvement in water services (2003)This guide, produced jointly by Tearfund and WaterAid, aims to inform and equip NGOs and other civil society organisations to engage with water policy reform processes that involve the private sector. Community participation in urban water services (2001)British water companies providing water supplies to developing countries could contribute to international efforts to eradicate poverty while improving margins and reducing the risk of failure by adopting the development methods of aid agencies, this report claims.