Global Sanitation Fund

The Global Sanitation Fund is a pooled global fund established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and funded by its donors to gather and direct finance to help large numbers of poor people to attain safe sanitation services and adopt good hygiene practices.

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Key Results

Key Results

30 June 2015
People with improved toilets
8.2 Million
People living in open-defecation free environments
9.9 Million
People with handwashing facilities
13 Million

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Accelerating and sustaining behaviour change: New handbook launched at GSF ...

This week, GSF and FAA launched a new handbook on accelerating and sustaining the end of open defecation.


Boosting behaviour change: benefits from cross-country learning

Staff members from the GSF Nigeria programme describe how learning from colleagues in Uganda has boosted their work.


Launching the national sanitation movement for an open defecation free Togo

The Government of Togo has officially launched the national movement to boost sanitation and end open defecation, together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). Officially called ‘Togo Sans la Défécation à l’Air Libre (‘Open Defecation Free Togo’) or ‘Togo SANDAL’, the movement was launched at an event on […]


The satisfaction of having your own toilet: Assana’s story

Assana Bapelim, who lives in the village of Kadjalla in the Kara region of Togo, is proud of the latrine she built with help from her neighbours. Assana built her toilet after being ‘triggered’ by community workers working in the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme in Togo. She has expressed her gratitude towards the advantages […]


Provoking emotions to boost sanitation: triggering local authorities in Togo

WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme in Togo is using ‘institutional triggering’ to mobilize local government commitment and action for improved sanitation and hygiene. The GSF supports the country’s national campaign for an open defecation free (ODF) Togo by 2018, known as ‘Togo SANDAL’. The aim of the programme is to increase the use of […]


Breakthrough for Obanliku, Nigeria: over 17,000 people now living in open d...

“Today is a glorious day. I’m so happy! From nowhere ODF has come to stay in Obanliku.” These are the words of Robert Kanung, a sanitation champion in the Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria’s Cross River State, which recently celebrated 128 of its communities becoming open defecation free (ODF). This equates to at […]


WSSCC partner delivers massive Global Handwashing Day campaign

Concern Universal, WSSCC’s implementing partner in Nigeria, and Carex, successfully concluded a massive Global Handwashing Day campaign on 15 October with music, dancing and important message: handwashing saves lives. The celebrations were the culmination of a month-long campaign that reached 45,000 children across Nigeria and the United Kingdom, approximately 500,000 people worldwide via social media, […]


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Follow-up MANDONA: A field guide for accelerating and sustaining open ...

Global Sanitation Fund
Follow-up MANDONA (FUM) is an action-oriented, collective approach for post-triggering follow-up visits, as part of Community-Led Total Sanitation. The FUM approach was pioneered by MIARINTSOA NGO – a sub-grantee of the GSF-supported ‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ programme in Madagascar. FUM brings the entire community together for a self-analysis of their sanitation situation and helps them immediately create models that prevent the ingestion of faeces. The approach then harnesses the power of Natural Leaders to replicate these models across the community, which includes helping those that are least able, in order to advance to open defecation free status. By focusing on sustainable behaviour change, FUM is also a useful tool for addressing issues surrounding ‘slippage’, which relates to returning to previous unhygienic behaviours. Illustrated with photos, case studies, and tips, this handbook provides a practical, step-by-step guide for how CLTS practitioners around the world can implement FUM in their own contexts.Follow-up MANDONA - Un guide de terrain pour accélérer et soutenir le mouvement des communautés exemptes de défécation à l’air libre grâce à une approche d’Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC)

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Global Sanitation Fund
In 2013, the GSF commissioned a mid-term evaluation of 10 of the national programmes it supports. This report is a synthesis 7 completed evaluation reports covering GSF-supported programmes in Cambodia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Uganda. A second and final synthesis report will be published after all 10 country evaluations have been completed. WSSCC, which operates the GSF, issued a response to the main observations in the synthesis report, including specific follow up actions the Council will take in the coming year.WSSCC’s Management Response to the Global Sanitation Fund Independent Mid-Term Evaluation Synthesis Report

Togo Progress Report – Global Sanitation Fund

Global Sanitation Fund
The GSF-funded programme in Togo supports the country’s national campaign to become open defecation free (ODF), known as ‘Togo SANDAL’. The aim of the GSF-funded programme is to increase the use of latrines and to encourage the adoption of good hygiene practices for rural populations in the Savanes and Kara regions, and in five districts in the Plateaux region. In particular, the programme aims to help 1.5 million people create the conditions to live in ODF communities, 1.2 million people access improved toilets, and 911,000 access and use handwashing facilities.

Rapport d’avancement du Togo – Fonds Mondial Pour L’Assainissement

Global Sanitation Fund
Le programme du GSF au Togo soutient le movement national visant à éliminer la pratique de la défécation à l’air libre (FDAL) d’ici à 2018 (Togo SANDAL). Le programme a pour vocation d’accroître l’utilisation des latrines et d’encourager l’adoption de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène chez les populations rurales dans les régions des Savanes et de la Kara, ainsi que dans cinq districts de la région des Plateaux. Le programme vise particulièrement à aider 1,5 million de personnes à vivre dans des communautés exemptes de défécation à l’air libre, ainsi qu’à permettre à 1,2 million d’individus d’avoir accès à des toilettes améliorées et à 911 000 autres de se laver les mains.