Human Development Report on the global water crisis is influential and sparks dialogue between key donors and development partners. The UK Department for International Development publishes the report ‘Why we need a global action plan on water and sanitation’
the UK Department for International Development promotes the ‘Five ones’, two of which prove particularly significant: an annual global meeting to discuss the status of sanitation and water and an annual global report.
The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness helped provide a framework for more effective ways to harmonize and align international and national efforts to improve sanitation and water.
A new global WASH partnership is born. The name changes from Global Framework for Action (GF4A) to Sanitation and Water for All (SWA).
SWA holds its first High-Level Meeting in Washington DC, USA. Here donors, development partners and governments agree to coordinate and harmonise their efforts, and make public commitments to improve sanitation and water.
The SWA partnership was formed.
His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, becomes the the first high-level Chair of Sanitation and Water for All. His Excellency is former President of Ghana (2001-2009) and former Chairperson of the African Union (2007–2008). Darren Saywell, the WASH/CLTS Technical Director at Plan International, USA becomes the Vice-Chair of the SWA Steering Committee.
SWA holds its second High-Level Meeting in Washington DC, USA. The first SWA partnership meeting takes place in South Africa, bringing together over 120 SWA partners and potential partners to review progress so far.
Release of the 2013 update on the 2012 High Level Commitments dialogue and launch of the SWA High Level Commitments Dialogue.
Second SWA Partnership Meeting.