Finding New Solutions to Strengthen Local Systems and Improve WASH Service Delivery and Sustainability


This fact sheet highlights SWS’s work in Ethiopia and Uganda, where SWS is working with local actors to better understand and strengthen local systems for rural water and small-town sanitation service delivery. In each location, SWS is promoting and facilitating learning alliances as a vehicle for more sector coordination and innovation. These platforms bring together actors at the district and town levels around a shared vision to develop and execute collective actions to strengthen systems for sustaining WASH services. SWS is following the principles of collective impact through action research that involves researchers and implementing agencies working together to further understand the problems and test possible solutions.