The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) was established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and rewards funds to promote behaviour change activities (especially among the vulnerable and marginalised) in communities to access safe sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.
GSF promotes public participation and stakeholder engagement in order to address the severe deficiencies in access to sanitation and hygiene within each target country.
GSF recently released a report that shows how they have supported governments and their implementation partners in 13 countries to improve access to decent sanitation facilities. Through their processes, GSF assisted more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation. Several countries benefitted from the scheme including some from Africa namely: Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo and Uganda.
To read more on the process on how GSF led a “People-centred, nationally-led programme that empowered 7 million people to end open defecation” initiative among other large scale interventions in the sanitation and hygiene sector, please click here.