Commitment to Action

Health & Dignity: Clean Water and Sanitation for All

Commitment by

iDE

In 2013, iDE committed to impact one million lives over three years by implementing cost-effective market development strategies to improve the access of the rural poor to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). It is estimated that 2.5 billion people, almost 40% of the developing world, lack access to adequate improved sanitation. Facilitating stronger supply chains, consumer demand, and an enabling environment leads to greater uptake of WASH products and services, resulting in reduced mortality, improved health, and financial savings for the rural poor. iDE will create functional markets for sanitary latrines, water filters, and hand washing devices by designing affordable, accessible, and aspirational products to meet those needs; strengthening the capacity of local enterprises to supply the products; and conducting social marketing campaigns to generate demand and encourage positive behaviour change.

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Commitment

Health & Dignity: Clean Water and Sanitation for All

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Africa, Asia

Countries

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam, Zambia

Commitment by

iDE

Partner(s)

UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, American Standard Brands, Water & Sanitation Program (WSP) of The World Bank, The Stone Family Foundation, Global Sanitation Fund