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How do you make development programmes inclusive and what challenges do you face.

TitleLeaving no one behind in WASH : contribution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2018
Authorsvan Rijnsoever, C
Pagination5 slides
Date Published04/2018
PublisherMinistry of Foreign Affairs
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

The "leaving no one behind" principle fits within the larger context of the pro-poor policies of the the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), this principle is embedded in the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation and the Ministry's own WASH strategy. In practical terms, the Ministry includes "leaving no one behind" principles in programme development, implementation and monitoring and in its choice of partners and regions/countries. Implementing the principle comes with difficult financial, ethical and political choices. A presentation for the IRC WASH Debate "Leaving no one behind; social inclusion in the WASH sector", held on 18 April 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The presentation itself can be viewed on the Twitter livestream of the WASH Debate (starts/ends at: 22:00-37:40).




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