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The woreda-wide approach (WWA) is a well-established model for improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems at the local level. Its implementation is grounded in the principles of participation, equity, sustainability, and accountability.

TitleGuidelines for strengthening woreda-wide WASH systems in Ethiopia
Publication TypeManual
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsDejene, Z, Lemecha, G, Emagnu, M, Tezazu, T, Metena, Y, Abraham, T, Crichton-Smith, H, Misganaw, A, Adank, M
Paginationviii, 79 p. : 5 boxes, 15 fig., 8 tab.
Date Published08/2023
PublisherWaterAid Ethiopia and IRC Ethioipia
Place PublishedAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publication LanguageEnglish

This document provides guidelines for the implementation of WASH systems-strengthening at the woreda/district level. The guidelines are based on the woreda-wide approach (WWA), which is a proven model for improving WASH systems at the local level. The guidelines provide an overview of the woreda-wide approach and the principles that underpin it and a step-by-step guide on how to implement the approach. This document is primarily for Agenda for Change members, government bodies, and other organizations involved in WASH systems change. For the guidelines to be effective, all stakeholders need to agree and buy into them.

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