Equity and social inclusion
It is becoming apparent that recent global improvements in water and sanitation provision have focused on coverage, and have neglected some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the world. Poor people may be marginalised or excluded by a range of factors, including social (gender, age, ethnicity), health-related (disability, ill-health), and economic (low-income communities and households).
An increasing focus of the SDGs is on improving equitable access - to the poorest and most disadvantaged. In order to do this, more knowledge and information is needed by practitioners not only about who is excluded, but why and what can be done to improve access and participation and ensure that services meet the needs of everyone.
If you would like to find out more about WEDC's work in this area, please contact:
Please click on the links below to explore projects in this area:
- WASH and Disability - research into the impact of an inclusive approach to CLTS
- Gender and social inclusion in WASH - Action research to develop practical tools and approaches to improve social inclusion in CLTS
- Undoing Inequity: Disability and ageing in WASH in Uganda and Zambia
- Monitoring and Evaluation (MVE) Advisors for the South Asia WASH Payment by Results Programme (contains an equity component)
- RurbanAfrica – African Rural-City Connections (contains a gender component) http://rurbanafrica.ku.dk/
For other materials, including reports, learning materials and conference papers, please visit the WEDC Equity and Inclusion Collection page.