What do safely managed sanitation services mean for UNICEF programmes?

March 2020

This discussion paper summarises challenges to monitoring and service provision along the sanitation service chain and proposes a way forward for UNICEF to support the monitoring and safe management of sanitation services.

It aims to inform internal discussion on adjustments needed to UNICEF’s sanitation programming guidance and practice to align better with the new SDG target on access to safely managed sanitation services. The paper summarizes the requirements of the SDG sanitation target; highlights specific issues relevant to UNICEF sanitation policy and programming; and suggests potential solutions where current practices and sanitation outcomes are not achieving sustainable use of safely managed sanitation services.

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ThemesSanitation value chain, Sustainability and safely managed sanitation

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