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Woreda WASH Team’s renewed energy to increase demand for sanitation

Published on: 09/06/2018

Due to the absence of active and participatory platforms for coordination, WASH sector actors – woreda head, offices of women and children's affairs, health, education, water, agriculture and finance – have shown a reluctance to implement WASH activities together. Regrettably, this lack of coordination slowed down progress in reaching Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) targets for access to water supply and improved sanitation.

Here is a blog by SNV on the co-designed capacity building guideline plan, and training at national and sub-national governments on the subjects of WASH sector planning, budgeting, coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

This is an ongoing series of blogs and publications by IRC under the USAID Transform WASH project. Please click here for all IRC’s work on this project.

USAID TRANSFORM WASH sets out to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing access to and sustained use of a wide spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation. It does so by transforming the market for low-cost, high quality WASH products and services: stimulating demand at community level, strengthening supply chains, and building the enabling environment for a vibrant private market.

USAID TRANSFORM WASH is a USAID-funded project implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC. The consortium is working closely with government agencies including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the National WASH Coordination Office and regional governments.

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