12. Guidelines for the Assessment of National Sanitation Policies – Strategic Report 2

This document provides guidelines to assess the adequacy of sanitation policies in developing countries. Sanitation policies are critical to creating an enabling environment that will encourage and support increased access to sanitation services. Coherent and supportive policies provide the basis for planning and implementing sanitation programs; therefore, their absence is considered to be a critical missing element. Yet, despite international efforts to improve sanitation services in the past five years, these services continue to lag far behind water supply services. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a practical tool to assess the effectiveness of sanitation policies in order to improve and expand sanitation services for the underserved. The assessment aims to look at the adequacy of national sanitation policies and is focused around four core questions. (Link)


Elledge, M. F.; Rosensweig, F.; Warner, D. B.; Austin, J. H.; Perez, E. A. 2002. Guidelines for the Assessment of National Sanitation Policies – Strategic Report 2. Environmental Health Project (EHP), USAID. 81 p.

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