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Sanitation governance

Published on: 04/03/2013

Governance is the umbrella term for the processes by which decisions are made and implemented. It is the result of interactions, relationships and networks in and between the different sectors -government, public sector, private sector and civil society- for ensuring optimal services. 

Work to strengthen governance covers many aspects. They include: 

  • Participatory and strategic approaches
  • Support to community institutions
  • Cost recovery and innovative finance
  • Sector knowledge sharing and learning
  • Multiple use services
  • Capacity development
  • Transparency
  • Gender and equity
  • Advocacy and communication
  • Monitoring and evaluation
Figure 12 Support to good governance of sanitation

Support to good governance of sanitation

Here we address four aspects:

  • Management arrangements
  • Equity
  • Transparency and integrity
  • Capacity development

More information is available under Supporting Institutions