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Strategic WASH Publications

GLAAS Report

The United Nations and World Health Organization’s assessment of sanitation and drinking water conditions and programs


2013-2014 & Main Findings





UNICEF WASH Annual Report

UNICEF’s annual update on its global WASH program

Strategy – 2016-2030









Safeguarding the World’s Water

Annual report on USAID water sector activities








A Review of U.S. Efforts in Water and Sanitation

2011 Working paper by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions on the U.S. Government’s WASH efforts.

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The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act

A series of documents analyzing implementation of the 2005 legislation.

International Housing Coalition report – 2011

CARE/NRDC/WaterAid Report Card – 2012

NRDC, WaterAid, CARE et al. report – 2010


A Silent Tsunami

2006 Aspen Institute and Nicholas Institute report on water and sanitation challenges, goals, and solutions.

A Silent Tsunami – 2006

A Silent Tsunami Revisited – 2011


ONE Data Report – 2011

A statistical analysis of the G8 and EU’s development commitments to sub-Saharan Africa.

Interactive Data

PDF version of the report


Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

USAID’s evaluation of global trends and U.S. responses in diplomacy and international development.




World Water Day Advocacy Guide

World Water Day’s guide to improving advocacy and action for water and food security.




Raising Clean Hands – UNICEF WASH in Schools

WASH in Schools is UNICEF’s effort to improve health, school attendance, and equality though improved water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.

Joint Call to Action – 2010

Communications Strategy – 2010

Advancing Health, Learning and Equity through WASH in Schools -2012

Maintaining the Momentum: Advancing Health, Learning and Equity through WASH in Schools -2014


Global Waters – Archive

USAID’s update on several global WASH development projects.

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Collective Impact Study on MWA Ethiopia Program, 2004-2012 – Susan Davis, Improve International

Assesses whether, and how, the collaborative work under the MWA structure adds value to the process and outcomes of the program.

MWA Collective Impact Report External December 2013


WASH Fact Sheet- 2015

WASH is a Key Ingredient in Tackling
Poverty in Kenya- Global Waters Newsletter


WHO Achieving Quality Universal Health Coverage through Better Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Health Care Facilities

A Focus on Ethiopia- 2016


U.S. Government and multilateral WASH websites



U.S. Department of State

World Bank

UN Water

World Bank – Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)


WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program

World Water Day

Inter-American Development Bank


Member Sites

CARE                                                               Catholic Relief Services                              

El Porvenir                                                    Food for the Hungry                                      

Global Water                                               HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation    

IRC International Water & Sanitation Centre            

Living Water International                  Pure Water for the World                                                     

                                                                              WaterAid America          

Water4 Foundation                                  Water For People                                           

Water Missions International             World Vision


 Technical Designs

WASH in Schools Monitoring Package – UNICEF

A resource for WASH and education professionals
designed to strengthen and improve program monitoring



A group of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre that aims to bring innovative technologies to Africa to increase access to improved water and sanitation


Water Point Mapper – WaterAid

A free tool designed for WASH organizations to produce
maps displaying the status and location of water services, incorporating GPS, Excel, and Google Earth software and designed for use in locations not connected to the internet



A resource open to editing that includes technical and strategic approaches for water and sanitation projects



WHO and UNICEF have developed the Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT) to assist facilities in systematically addressing risks associated with WASH and continually monitoring and improving services.


Rural Water Supply Network

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is the global network of professionals and practitioners working to raise standards of knowledge and evidence, technical and professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply and so fulfill the vision of sustainable rural water services for all