Through the Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC has committed over $112 million in 13 national sanitation and hygiene programmes. The commitment is yielding results across Africa and Asia and is shared by national partners, WSSCC and GSF donors.
People living in ODF environments:
This indicator reports on the total number of people living in ODF-declared communities within GSF targeted areas. This includes communities officially certified as ODF by government bodies or verified by Executing Agencies and their partners. ODF criteria are defined according to national standards, and programmes report results against national ODF definitions. Due to differences in national ODF definitions, results across countries are not strictly comparable. However, as part of the new GSF Results Framework, from 2017 GSF-supported programmes will also be expected to report on results achieved against a minimum standard GSF ODF definition.
People with improved toilets:
This indicator reports on the new number of people living in households in GSF targeted areas with access to an improved sanitation facility. Improved toilets are defined according to national standards, but it is noted that these standards meet or exceed the definition of improved facilities adopted by the UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). It is also noted that targets set in WSSCC’s 2012-2017 Medium-Term Strategic Plan aimed to report on the use of improved facilities. However, as GSF-supported programmes evolved it became clear that the routine monitoring systems were only able to collect data on access, due to practicalities of regular data collection. Therefore, results in the dashboard measure the number of people with access to improved toilets. Data on ‘use’ is collected through outcome surveys, where it is possible to interview household members on the habit of latrine use.
People with Handwashing Facilities:
People washing their hands at critical times is a key practice for improved hygiene. However, monitoring actual handwashing behaviour within programme monitoring systems is extremely challenging. Therefore, a proxy indicator is used which reports on the number of people living in households where there is a dedicated place for handwashing and water and soap (or an acceptable soap substitute, such as ash) are available.
Intermediate indicators lead to the achievement of key results. Communities are triggered before they can achieve ODF status. The output indicator linked to programme reach is presented as ‘Communities Triggered’. The indicator related to ODF communities, either certified as ODF by government bodies or verified by Executing Agencies (EAs) and their partners, is presented as ‘Communities Declared ODF’. ‘Communities’ are defined as village-related social groups, settlements or administrative divisions. These are as defined by national and GSF-supported programme criteria, varying considerably in size and structure.
The financial figures presented show the cumulative amount of GSF funds committed, disbursed and spent by the country programmes from the start of the country programme to the end of 2016. They serve as an indication of the progress of programme rollout at the country level.
‘GSF commitments to country programmes’ refers to the cumulative amount of funds that the GSF has designated within multi-year agreements (or awards in the case of Kenya and Cambodia) for country programme implementation. ‘GSF disbursements to country programmes’ refers to the cumulative amount of funds already disbursed to EAs, CPMs and PCMs as required.
‘In-country awards to IPs & for direct procurement’ is the cumulative amount of funds that EAs have designated to be transferred to Implementing Partners, and for other programme-related services, such as monitoring, capacity development, advocacy and learning. ‘In-country grant disbursements to IPs & for direct procurement’ is the cumulative amount of funds already transferred by EAs to IPs and for other programme-related services, as reported to the GSF by EAs.