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Understanding the WASH sector

How to carry out an analysis of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in your country

2010 Available in English and French

Globally, 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation and almost 900 million people lack access to a safe water supply. The causes of this crisis are many and complex, but poor governance lies at its heart and is a significant constraint to progress towards improved water and sanitation delivery in low- and middle-income countries.

This guide explains how to carry out an analysis of the capability, accountability and responsiveness (CAR) of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in your country, enabling you to write a report and write an advocacy strategy to ensure basic sanitation and safe water for all.

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