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.
At IRC we're pretty clear about our aims – about the world we want to see. Everyone, everywhere enjoying access to water, sanitation and hygiene services that last forever. But how to get there? And what's our role?
In this blog Patrick Moriarty reflects on Stockholm World Water Week 2014. There is good progress in language (and some tools) around the role of government in delivering services, he argues. But it's still an uphill struggle on who pays for what.