102. Monitoring the Enabling Environment

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: 1. sanitation policy; 2. leadership and institutional arrangements; 3. budgets and financing for sanitation; 4. human resource capacity for implementation, including the quality of facilitation in CATS; 5. the development of a sanitation market; 6. pro-poor financial arrangements. Each of these issues present their own link with more in-depth detailed information. 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. (Link)


UNICEF. 2017. Monitoring the Enabling Environment. Web Page  [Accessed in January, 2017].

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