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 people achieve improved sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

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Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2015
People with improved toilets
6.62 Million
People living in open defecation free environments
10.87 Million
People with handwashing facilities
15.69 Million

Latest News


After the earthquake in Nepal, the GSF-supported programme & partners underwent a learning journey, which is illustrated in a new report.


DAPP is a non-profit organization working on sanitation activities related to the GSF-supported programme in Malawi.


On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported country programmes.


The role of champions and partners is central to the success of GSF-supported programmes.


On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of GSF-supported country programmes.


A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled close to 11 million people to end open defecation.


The GSF focuses on continuous learning to boost implementation, innovation and advocacy.


Sustainability is core to GSF-supported, country-led programmes.



Catalytic programming for scale and sustainability: Conversations, ref...

Global Sanitation Fund
This publication explores the conversations, reflections and lessons that emanated from the sessions, workshops and presentations at the 2016 GSF Learning Event in Madagascar. The following themes, which were central to the Learning Event, are explored: Incorporating effective approaches for scale and decentralized programme delivery; Incorporating effective approaches to ensure sustainable behaviour change, as well as the sustainability of built capacity within institutions and other stakeholder groups; Ensuring a truly inclusive approach that leaves no one behind; and Addressing monitoring and evaluation challenges.

Nepal earthquake: Reviving sanitation – Global Sanitation Fund Lessons

Global Sanitation Fund
Following the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme and partners underwent a significant learning journey, which has helped revive sanitation in the country. This journey is illustrated in a learning report produced by UN-Habitat, the GSF Executing Agency in Nepal.

GSF partners in action: Boosting WASH for schools and communities in M...

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“In the past, pupils used to skip classes as well as get sick very often. Pupils who would come to school one day were usually not the same ones the next day. And again, some of the girl students approaching adolescence were mostly shy at school when menstruating since there was no proper structures to support them. As a result, many of them dropped out.” In the open defecation free (ODF) Traditional Authority of Mwadzama, a Plan International project under the GSF-supported programme in Malawi has boosted water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools. The project ensured the installation of boreholes and improved latrines, established school wash clubs and competitions, and supported community sanitation and hygiene campaigns. Since the start of the project school enrollment has also increased, which may be linked to project’s outputs.

Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement – Rapport d’avancement 2015

Global Sanitation Fund
Cette publication donne une vue d’ensemble globale des activités menées par le GSF en 2015 et analyse ses performances pour cette année. Elle comprend également les informations les plus récentes quant à la structure du GSF et aux concepts utiles à la date de la publication du présent rapport, puisque celles-ci se rapportent aux travaux du GSF en 2015. Par le biais de rapports réguliers, le WSSCC a pour but de dresser un tableau clair de l’impact actuel et prévu du GSF. Le WSSCC vous encourage à soutenir le GSF et vous invite à lui adresser toute analyse critique des résultats et activités. L’année 2015 a été marquée par des progrès considérables, de nombreux enseignements et de grandes innovations pour les programmes que soutient le GSF et pour le Fonds dans son ensemble. Depuis la création du GSF, plus de 112 millions de dollars ont été affectés à 13 programmes de pays. Ces engagements financiers et le travail de nos milliers de partenaires et de champions ont permis au GSF d’engranger des résultats probants. 10,87 millions de personnes peuvent vivre dans un environnement exempt de défécation à l’air libre. De plus, 6,62 millions de personnes ont accès à des toilettes améliorées et 15,69 millions de personnes ont accès à des installations pour se laver les mains.