WASH contributes to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development through global and national promotion of sector investment and support to programmes that increase equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and promote improved hygiene. UNICEF’s global WASH strategy (2006-2015) reiterates the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Eliminating open defecation is an important pillar of our equity agenda as it largely affects the poorest and most vulnerable groups of people. The impacts for children would be significant in terms of morbidity and mortality reductions, and improved educational achievements. Elimination of open defecation would also ensure that basic human rights are met including intangible, but nevertheless very important benefits such as privacy and dignity, especially for women and girls. One key overall lesson learned is presented: the MoRES determinants framework has been found useful to develop a structured analysis of problems and weaknesses in the service delivery pathway. This document uses Zimbabwe data do provide example of MoRES determinants. (Link)
UNICEF Programme Division. 2012. Monitoring Results for Equity Systems (MoRES) Toolkit: Indicator Selection Guidance for Decentralized Monitoring -WASH. 5 p.