Government Role/Implication in Access to Hygiene and Sanitation for All

SLH Rapid Action Learning Papers
July 2018

Increase political will by constantly including sanitation issues in the political agenda.

This Sanitation and Hygiene Hunter-Gatherer Thematic Note discusses the role of government in accessing S&H. Water, hygiene and sanitation are issues of concern at global level. That is why these three sub-sectors have been selected in the millennium goals and also are the main pillars of the Sustainable Development Goals. At the African level, countries south of the Sahara have given much more attention to drinking water management and access, pushing into the background the concerns related to hygiene and sanitation.

In the face of the increase in hydro-faecal danger-related diseases, the recurrence of epidemics provoked by the lack of hygiene, the generation of many foregone conclusions on the effects or impacts of sanitation on health, education (in particular of the girls), malnutrition and economic development, the partners involved in the development and the governments are more and more interested in the promotion of sanitation.

Additional details

PublisherInstitute of Development Studies
RegionCentral Africa, Western Africa
ThemesGovernment leadership, Leave no one behind, Monitoring, evaluation and learning, Sustainability and safely managed sanitation
ApproachesRapid Action Learning approaches

Adegnika, F., Atawaten, S., Selma, C.K. and S. Tchutchoua (2018) Government Role/Implication in Access to Hygiene and Sanitation for All, Sanitation and Hygiene Hunter-Gatherer Thematic Note, Brighton: IDS


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