COVID-19 Inclusive WASH Checklist

November 2020

The Hygiene Hub recommends using the COVID-19 Inclusive WASH Checklist which was developed by reviewing and merging existing human rights frameworks and inclusive WASH checklists. Developed for practitioners, it aims to support the inclusion of people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers in COVID-19 WASH interventions and can be applied when planning, designing, monitoring and evaluating WASH programmes.

This checklist can be used to assess the extent to which core concepts of human rights for people with disabilities and older adults are considered in WASH programmes and COVID-19 response programmes, as well as the quality of any commitments made. To do this, a reviewer would:

  1. Read a programme document and identify when a suggested activity, guiding principle and core concept of human rights is referenced against disability and / or ageing.

  2. Assign a quality of commitment score to each reference: 0=Red= concept not mentioned; 1=Orange=concept only mentioned; 2=Yellow=concept mentioned and explained; 3=Green=specific policy actions identified to address the concept; 4=Cyan=intention to monitor concept was expressed

  3. Complete the COVID Inclusive WASH Checklist with this information

For more information on this checklist and other WASH and Inclusion frameworks and checklists read the article by Jane Wilbur How can organisations assess whether COVID-19 response programmes are inclusive?

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