The WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool (BAT) is an online tool to support the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector to reach its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. It does so by identifying the bottlenecks to sector progress, and enabling costed and prioritised sector plans to achieve the SDG targets on WASH.
The tool aims to assess the enabling environment for WASH service delivery by identifying and tracking the barriers to delivering sustainable and efficient services at national, regional, service provider and community levels. The performance of key factors in the enabling environment are scored, bottlenecks are identified, and activities for the removal of bottlenecks agreed, sequenced and prioritised. Costs are estimated, funding sources assessed, and additional funds are allocated to the activities according to their priority level.