School WASH reports

Four reports analyse the status of water, sanitation and hygiene in schools in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan.

Just 71% schools worldwide have a safe water supply – as few as 54% in sub-Saharan Africa, and just 69% have safe sanitation access – as few as 53% in sub-Saharan Africa (UNICEF 2015). Correct use, maintenance, and sustainability of school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, and hygiene behaviours, remain big challenges in many countries. 

WaterAid has conducted research in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan to analyse the status and enabling environment of school WASH in each country, and to analyse the interventions of WaterAid and other players. Each report draws policy and practice recommendations to contribute to sustainable and inclusive WASH services in schools. 

This work has been supported by a grant by H&M Foundation.