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The BRAC Environmental WASH Programme will expand its scope beyond WASH towards water security and from rural to urban areas, while moving from direct service delivery towards facilitation, advocacy, joint implementation, learning and monitoring.

TitleStrategy 2016 - 2020 BRAC Environmental WASH programme : everyone, everywhere, all the time
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2015
EditionWorking draft 7 for discussion
Pagination15 p.
Date Published01/2015
Place PublishedDhaka, Bangladesh
Publication LanguageEnglish

The BRAC Environmental WASH Programme for 2016 - 2020 works towards a vision of Bangladesh with safe, sustained water supply and sanitation and hygiene for everyone, everywhere, all the time. A gradual expansion in scope is planned beyond WASH towards water security and from rural areas towards low income small towns, urban areas and coastal areas. Specific areas of intervention include solid waste management at scale, faecal sludge management, water security and quality, enhanced secondary school programmes and alternative sanitation technologies at scale.

There will be a gradual shift in operating styles from direct service to facilitation, advocacy and joint implementation, learning and monitoring the impact of programmes. Operational partners will include Government at all levels, civil society, the private sector and other NGOs already operating in the same regions. Planning and budgeting will need to be flexible and adapted to specific regional needs, requiring on-going investment in staff and partners capacities.

The strategy builds on ten years of experience in large-scale rural WASH programming. On going support to the rural population will continue and be enhanced, for example, dealing with the well-known challenge of sanitation in difficult hydrogeological settings, and will be integrated into other local BRAC programmes. Staffing will be reduced where earlier programmes have achieved their objectives and appear sustainable within existing institutional structures.

In terms of its financing, a mix is envisaged of grants, joint implementation of programmes with government and multi-lateral institutions and business models that apply market solutions to large scale change. Cost sharing and user payment in some activities will remain a feature of the programme. Direct BRAC support is being applied to programme development and piloting, for example, alternative water services in the coastal region.


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