The Royal Government of Cambodia envisions that all rural communities will have access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services by 2025. However, the government faces significant challenges to achieve this, including a crowded field of uncoordinated stakeholders who have not fully engaged with the public and private sectors to carry out this vision at local or national levels.
In 2017, Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS) partners LINC and WaterSHED, a Cambodian NGO, conducted an organizational network analysis (ONA) of the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene (RuSH) Network, central to Cambodia’s rural WASH system. The purpose of the ONA was to examine and gauge relationships among network members as a tool to better coordinate these actors to accelerate the government’s vision. The ONA supports a collective impact coordination effort that WaterSHED led under SWS.