Providing water and sanitation services to people who live in rural areas or informal settlements or simply aren’t connected to pipes is a complex business. Needlessly so. Social distancing? Queuing for water in Sahel Region of Burkina Faso. Photo: IRC Burkina Faso
Water and sanitation comprise an increasingly important focus for global health and development philanthropy, but the approach has often been piecemeal, resulting in broken pipes and pumps, disillusioned donors, and suffering beneficiaries.