This toolkit is intended for governments, development organizations, and donors working in the WASH sector, especially in developing and transition countries. It recognizes that WASH functions sit in two main country context that will influence sector activities in two general categories of contextual factors. First, Structural Factors such as geography, basic resource endowment, ecosystems, climate as well as social structure, culture, demography, or political regime. Second, institutional Factors such as: political and budgeting prioritization of competing needs, power relationships, social decision-making processes, decentralization, fiscal policies, human resources management in the public function, public procurement, or anti-corruption enforcement and control. The objective is to provide resource and available tools for partners to get an orientation on strengthening the WASH building blocks. It provides main take-away points as well as suggestions and actions that may be undertaken to strengthen WASH building blocks. The toolkit is organized into introduction, core WASH building blocks, and proposed support process and collection of available tools. It also presents a proposed 6 step process for WASH sector strengthening starting with each step beginning with a summary followed by recommended actions. (Link)
UNICEF. 2016. Toolkit for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector Strengthening. 15 p.