WASH reports Share on Facebook Share on Twitter RESOURCESPOLICY AND RESEARCHWASH 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. 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. 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.