Sanitation and Water for All

A global partnership with over 90 partners working together to catalyse political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. Partners work towards a common vision of universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

Sanitation and Water for All

Sanitation and Water for all (SWa) is a global partnership of governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to coordinate high-level action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. Over 90 partners are committed to achieving universal access to clean water and adequate sanitation.Through global coordination, SWa partners aim to avoid the fragmentation that impeded previous efforts. Governments and development agencies are better able to engage, commit and take coordinated action to ensure sanitation and water for all.

Developing country governments are driving SWa. they demonstrate dedicated political will and leadership in implementing national plans to deliver sanitation and water to their populations. Donors and development partners support these efforts, while civil society organizations hold powerful institutions accountable for their commitments and action.

Partner collaborate globally, regionally and nationally on three actions:

  • Prioritize political leadership to reverse the neglect of sanitation and water
  • Promote a strong evidence base that supports good decision making
  • Strengthening national plans and target investment so that money is spend where it is most needed.


  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    Funding Agencies
    Switzerland | Staff size: Unknown
  • Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

    Funding Agencies
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is tackling the global challenges of time including poverty and disease, mass...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

    Funding Agencies
    Cote d Ivoire | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s...

  • World Bank Group

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Their mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting...

  • African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW)

    Implementing NGO
    Kenya | Staff size: 1-5

    The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) is a regional networking body of African civil society organizations (CSOs) actively involved in the field of sustainable water...

  • End Water Poverty

    Advocacy NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 6-25

    End Water Poverty is a coalition of civil society organisations which campaigns at global, regional and national level for sustainable WASH

    End Water Poverty is global civil society...

  • Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA)

    Advocacy NGO
    Pakistan | Staff size: Unknown

    Freshwater Action Network (FAN) is a global network of people implementing and influencing water and sanitation policy and practice around the world. FAN works to improve water management by...

  • Water and Sanitation for Africa

    Advocacy NGO
    Burkina Faso | Staff size: 251-500

    As a Pan African Inter-governmental Agency, Water and Sanitation for Africa complements regional efforts by providing continental leadership in the development of innovative and sustainable...

  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organisation that works to save lives and improve livelihoods. It does so...

  • Millenium Water Alliance

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    At the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the U.S. commitment to the Goals for Sustainable Development. One goal is to “reduce by...

  • Water Institute at UNC

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The vision of the Water Institute at UNC is to bring together individuals and institutions from diverse disciplines and sectors and empower them to work together to solve the most critical...

  • Water Aid

    Implementing NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 501-1000

    WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. We work in Africa, Asia and the...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Togo, Timor-Leste, Tanzania, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Rwanda, Paraguay, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Pakistan, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Mozambique, Mongolia, Mauritania, Mali, Malawi, Madagascar, Liberia, Lesotho, Laos, Kenya, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Cote d Ivoire, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Benin, Bangladesh, Angola, Afghanistan
  • Start Date 2007