Institutional sustainability

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About Institutional Sustainability

Institutional sustainability ensures that WASH systems, institutions, policies and procedures at the local level are functional and meet
the demand of users of WASH services. This means that households and other WASH service users, authorities and service providers
at the local and the national level are clear on their own roles, tasks and responsibilities.
They are capable of fulfilling these roles effectively and are transparent to each other.
WASH stakeholders work together in the WASH chain through a multi-stakeholder approach.

Our activities

We promote an integrated approach to the WASH sector, which includes the mobilization and organisation of the community around their right to WASH; clarifying roles and responsibilities of all WASH actors and the facilitation of multi-stakeholder platforms; building the capacity of the sector(s) towards better delivery; lobby and advocacy towards better policies and mobilization of government budgets. In order to succeed we focus on:

  • Setting up and facilitation of Multi-stakeholder Platforms to ensure that all stakeholders in the WASH sector know, from themselves and from each other, what is expected from them in terms of their specific roles and responsibilities on the one hand, and their competencies and focus on the other.
  • Partnering with women and building coalitions at local level to scale up the interventions and influence of women and of user groups
  • Capacity building at different levels for the different actors in accordance with the specific roles and responsibilities
  • Advocate for increased responsibility and involvement in decision-making

Below you can find a complete overview of the Institutional Sustainability Factsheets.
Download the complete package here or click on the individual factsheets below.

In WASH projects

As part of the 'FIETS' strategy

A multi-stakeholder approach