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:
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.
Changing people’s lives
Ahatan Nessa from Rangpur, Bangladesh, is leading a healthier, safer life thanks to improved sanitation and lessons about hygiene practices.
Strengthening service providers
Since 2008, we have worked with the city utility in Nairobi to help it deliver better services to low-income residents.
In India, we worked with the city authorities, private sector and communities in Visakhapatnam to implement a citywide change programme in sanitation.
In Lusaka, Zambia, we are supporting the $390 million Lusaka Sanitation Program to ensure that as many people as possible in low-income communities will benefit from the investment.
Introducing Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor
To learn more about the impact of our work, read our report: Introducing Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor.
From 2016-2020, we plan to bring improved water & sanitation to 17 million people living in urban areas in Africa and Asia.