By Anjali Bean (Research and Policy Associate, IHC)
May 14, 2013
Recently, the UK based organization WaterAid released a white paper presenting the case for strong and ambitious goals for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector when creating the post-2015 development framework.
Recognizing that WASH plays a critical role in health, education, gender equality, economic development and sustainability, the report calls on framework designers to recognize the increasingly integrated nature of effective development, and to design goals and targets accordingly.
The paper emphasizes that there is still much work to be done before the current Millennium Development Goals can be met, especially with regards to access to sanitation, but that new ambitious targets are important to maintaining momentum. Many of the most important issues facing the WASH sector are highlighted, including the need to improve WASH services in urban and peri-urban areas, especially in slums.
The full report can be found here.