IRC supports institutions that promise to improve and professionalise the delivery and management of WASH services. District Hand Pump Mechanics Associations (HPMAs) are an example of such institutions.
Although most people acknowledge the importance of learning for improving performance in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, in practice key information and knowledge are too often not (or only partly) used for the planning and implementation of interventions.
The second edition of Africa Works! showcased several successful examples of public private partnerships (PPPs) between Dutch and African organisations. In his opening speech the Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Mr. Christiaan Rebergen, said that PPPs are the way forward...
Water and sanitation remain a priority for the Dutch Government. For the coming years 100 million dollars a year has been budgeted to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) promotion.