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Developing inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the International Labour Organization (ILO), WaterAid and Arup, has published new guidelines for developing inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure.

Girl in front of a toilet in asia.

Around 2 billion people currently lack safely managed WASH services, with conflicts, climate change and inequality exacerbating the issue for women, children and marginalized groups.

Launched on World Water Day, the guidelines address the knowledge gap on ways to practically implement inclusive approaches to WASH infrastructure development, particularly in developing countries and fragile contexts.

The guidelines promote participatory approaches involving these groups, considering sustainability and resilience, and taking a cross-sectoral perspective linking WASH to energy, waste and transport infrastructure.

  • Explore the guidelines here

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