Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) is a five-year project funded through the Global Health Bureau to support USAID’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in children under five by strengthening the evidence base for improved sanitation and hygiene interventions.
WASHPaLS identifies and shares best practices for achieving sustainability, scale, and impact of evidence-based environmental health and WASH interventions. Through extensive desk reviews, field-based implementation research, a small grants program, and technical assistance, WASHPaLS works with implementing partners, donors and other sector stakeholders to broaden the evidence base on the use and effectiveness of sanitation interventions in three core research themes: Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), market-based sanitation (MBS), and hygienic environments for infants and young children (IYC).
Distinguished academics, practitioners, and policy makers from across the WASH sector provide expert perspectives to the project through an internal research working group and an external WASHPaLS Advisory Board. WASHPaLS engages with national and global actors to promote the use of WASHPaLS-generated evidence and emerging best practices by practitioners and policy makers, tapping into broad coalitions and dynamic partnerships.