IRC is improving the lives of 3.6 million people in the countries where we work. Data is telling us our systems approach is succeeding. By 2030, in alliance with Water For People, we will directly impact 20 million people, contribute to improved services for 200 million and advocate for over 2 billion.
We catalyse change on the ground – in partner areas in our eight focus countries. We bring lessons learned to national capitals and global organisations, networks and decision-makers. We ensure that those lessons positively impact the strategies, investments and development of resilient systems in water, sanitation and hygiene systems.
As part of our shared Destination 30 strategy with Water For People and Water for Good we have committed by 2030 to achieving:
Our approach works as our data is telling so. In 2020, we were able to report significant progress in our partner areas. At least 137,000 people now have enhanced access to services in six of our partner areas, while 171 schools and 55 health care facilities have upgraded water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. In all of these areas, we saw strong political commitment and local government leadership. This progress became visible when we launched our new, innovative public facing dashboard. It allows us to see how our work is progressing across each of our programmes, and measures the strength of the whole WASH system and the services it delivers in our partner areas.