Country Stories


The SWA Country Stories capture good practices from partners around the world. They include country experiences in using the SWA partnership to advance the case for water, sanitation and hygiene.

 


Kenya: Sector Strengthening in Contexts of Decentralization


In 2014, the Ministry of Health and the Water & Sanitation Program of the World Bank collaborated to produce 47 County Sanitation Profiles. The profiles curated county-level sanitation information into an accessible format. The set of 47 county fact sheets gave coverage rates, information on impacts and costs of poor sanitation for the counties as well as the baseline scores for the enabling environment. Read more…


Mauritania: Sector Strengthening through Collaborative Approaches

Mauritania’s WASH sector is beset by significant gaps in service between rural and urban populations (and between the rich and poor quintiles). Access rates to drinking water and sanitation are much lower in rural areas (and among poor populations). A major social consequence of these low access rates is that diarrheal diseases continue to be the second-highest cause of infant mortality in the country. Read more…

 


Uganda: Data, analysis and joint reflection of a range of stakeholders

Over the past ten years, Uganda has evolved a process of data collection, analysis, and joint reflection by a variety of stakeholders allowing for a comprehensive overview of rural water supply developments and challenges. Measurement of the sector’s performance is fully linked to the Government’s planning and budgeting process. Read more…

 

 


Liberia: Lessons from the Liberia Compact

Liberia became an SWA Partner at the inaugural SWA HLM in 2010 and requested the engagement of SWA Partners to help accelerate access to WASH, leading to the Liberia-SWA Joint Mission in May 2011. The backing of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf gave the SWA Joint Mission the high-level political platform it needed to galvanize action and engage the four ministries involved in the sector, alongside SWA partners, the SWA Secretariat and many of Liberia’s development partners as well as those in Ghana. Read more…