Tertiary network construction in Maputo, extending water services to low income consumers.
Tertiary network construction in Maputo, extending water services to low income consumers.
Credit: WSUP/Regine Skarubowiz

By harnessing the expertise and sector leading knowledge of the private sector, NGOs and research institutions, WSUP works as a professional partner to service providers in the delivery of water and sanitation programmes.

Our integrated programmes offer an unrivalled package of support, combining capacity building of all stakeholders and development of relationships between service providers and low income communities to deliver sustainable, improved services.

Our approach emphasises planning to achieve sustainable change at scale. We do this by demonstrating financially viable approaches to serving low income areas, and using this as a basis for advocating for wider scale up of such approaches by service providers and local and national governments and their partners, the multilateral financing institutions.

WSUP empowers service providers to demonstrate effective approaches in order to mobilise investments for further improvements led by service providers and governments.

As well as enabling institutional change within service providers, WSUP focuses on developing business models that enable the private sector, especially entrepreneurs, to play a stronger role in water and sanitation. This was formerly the focus of a separate unit, WSUP Enterprises. In March 2016, WSUP Enterprises was reintegrated back into WSUP.