SWA Focal Points

  • Government

  • Md. Khairul lslam, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives

  • Development Partner

  • Charlie Hrachya Sargsyan, WASH Specialist, UNICEF

  • Hamidou Maiga, WASH Specialist, UNICEF

  • Mark Ellery, WASH Specialist, World Bank


  • Civil Society Partner

  • Dibalok Singha, Executive Director, Dustha Sastha Kendra (DSK)

  • Yakub Hossain, National Convener of FANSA and Deputy Executive Director (WERC)


Key statistics

Access to improved drinking water in 2012 was estimated at


Access to improved sanitation in 2012 was estimated at


Out of the 43% which use unimproved sanitation, percent that practice open defecation:


For every dollar invested in sanitation,
the average economic return is $2.3**

For every dollar invested in water supply,
the average economic return is $1.1**

* WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2014. ** Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage”. World Health Organization, 2012.


Bangladesh WASH-Related Documents


SWA High Level Meeting Commitments

WASH sector data and analysis

Government policies, strategies and guidelines

Regional documents