By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas: with much of the urban growth expected to take place in developing regions, particularly Africa.

Since 2005, we’ve been supporting city authorities in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia to build sustainable, equitable cities.

Here's a summary of our impact to date:


How WSUP’s creates impact through systems change

To provide people living in cities with improved services, WSUP targets systems change in three ways:

Skills and capacity

Stronger public and private sector service providers, and more effective government.

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JIRAMA leak detection team in action

Effective policies and regulations

Polices and regulations which give clarity on responsibilities, incentivise action, and provide the right environment for the private sector.

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Street view of a peri-urban area in Maputo, Mozambique

Improved investment

Investment plans, improved financial management, and targeted investment from international financial institutions.

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Paying for services in Lusaka, Zambia

It's really hard to get water and sanitation to the people - all the people - who need it most: we like the systematic way that WSUP brings together all of the key actors in a complicated landscape to drive lasting solutions that focus first on the poor.

Kevin Starr, Managing DirectorMulago Foundation

WSUP Business Plan 2020-2025

To learn more about how we plan to create impact from 2020-2025, read our Business Plan.