The enabling environment (EE) for sanitation is the policy, capacity and institutional and financial framework necessary for sustaining and replicating large-scale sanitation programmes. A positive EE builds the attitudes, capacity and practices for effective and efficient functioning of organizations and individuals. UNICEF’s WASH strategy emphasizes improving the enabling environment for sanitation. UNICEF country offices have identified the following six institutional issues as most challenging and six tools have been developed which help monitor the EE for WASH and one of them is: the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS). Because there is growing attention to monitoring the EE for WASH, this Web Page provides an overview of the main tools for this purpose that enables large-scale sanitation programmes to be developed and sustained. Specifically, GLAAS is an initiative implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide policy makers with a reliable, easily accessible, comprehensive and analysis of evidences to make informed decisions about WASH. A secondary goal is to analyse the factors associated with progress, or lack thereof, to identify drivers, bottlenecks and knowledge gaps and to assess strengths and challenges across countries. The global GLAAS report is published biennially. (Link)
UNICEF. 2017. Tool 4 UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) – Level: Global and Country. Web Page [Accessed in January, 2017].