2017 - 2021 Safe Water Strategic Initiative Strategy Overview Document
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector has made much progress over the past two decades establishing and improving access to safe water services. However, a need persists to reduce widespread ineffeciencies and duplication of efforts, and measure what matters most to vulnerable communities. The adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) gives the WASH sector a new global ambition to strive for—pushing for bigger and better water services and establishing a permanent status quo.
Our Safe Water strategy embraces this challenge by driving impact at the district level in the six countries of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Uganda. These impact labs provide the space to explore new solutions and expand approaches that already work well as a precursor to national and global implementation. Through this strategy, we and our partners will help bring the ambitions of SDG 6 within reach for households, health facilities and schools.