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.

Lack of sanitation is a major global crisis. While progress has been promised, with Millennium Development Goal 7 committing governments to halving the number of people without access, the reality on the ground is scandalous - with around one in three people in world lacking basic sanitation. This report, drawing on case studies from Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Madagascar, highlights barriers to delivering improved sanitation and hygiene and suggests how the international community and  national governments should respond.

The Sanitation Scandal can be found here.

The full country study for Burkina Faso, carried out in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute and Tearfund partner ACCEDES, can be read here:

The full country study for Madagascar, carried out in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute and Tearfund partner FFBBM, can be read here:

The full country study for the Democratic Republic of Congo, carried out in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute and Tearfund partner PPSSP, can be read here: