We work with many of the world’s leading Governments and Institutions.

Our bilateral and multilateral partners

  • The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) began supporting WSUP in 2010 through its Civil Society, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund, helping to improve access to safe and financially viable water and sanitation services in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia.

    The Department for International Development (DFID) has supported WSUP since inception in 2005, helping to build the capacity of water and sanitation utilities across all six core programme countries. DFID is currently investing in core funding, including support of WSUP’s Urban Sanitation Research Initiative. This will support the Government’s target of helping 60 million people gain access to water and sanitation.

    Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) and WSUP have been partners since 2011. We collaborate on the Maptuo Municipal Development Project and the World Bank’s Strategy for Africa in order to improve sanitation conditions and practices in peri-urban areas of Maputo, Mozambique.

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) works with WSUP in Ghana to deliver their Partnership for Advancing Sustainable Sanitation (PASS) project, which is part of the Ghana-Netherlands WASH Programme. The project is working to demonstrate a scalable approach to sustainably improving sanitation, faecal sludge management and hygiene services for low-income urban residents.

    Read more about the PASS project.

    The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) began supporting WSUP in 2014 in Kenya and has since extended its support to Mozambique and Madagascar. Over the years, OFID has supported comprehensive initiatives such as the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure, community mobilisation, awareness-raising and capacity building of providers for sustainable outcomes.

    Find out more about how OFID are supporting our work in Kenya. 

    UNICEF works with WSUP to integrate WASH models in low-income communities in Bangladesh. SWEEP, one of WSUP’s flagship public-private partnership models, was launched with support from UNICEF. WSUP Advisory has supported UNICEF in developing urban WASH strategies, as well as working alongside them to help governments develop regional WASH strategies.

    Find out more about WSUP Advisory’s work with UNICEF.

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and WSUP work together on two of USAID’s flagship WASH programmes: the Water and Development Alliance (WADA), to expand access to improved drinking water and sanitation services for the urban poor in Madagascar and Zambia; and the West Africa Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD), through developing and testing scalable, market-based models that contribute to structural change within Ghana’s sanitation sector. In addition, WSUP Advisory is providing technical support to USAID and the Government of India in a knowledge partnership to develop its water, sanitation and hygiene capacity from national to city level, and supporting the private sector to achieve Swachh Bharat Mission goals.

    Find out more about SDD, WADA, and the Swachh Bharat Mission.

  • WSUP works with bilateral and multilateral agencies across the globe, providing specialist support to ensure agencies’ broader flagship programmes can deliver practical and effective WASH solutions tailored to the specific needs of urban environments.

    We offer technical assistance, research insights and sectoral expertise, both at a headquarters-level as well as on the ground, to influence the global urban water and sanitation sector. Our support delivers value for money and ensures that the initiatives being implemented have the required focus and expertise to provide sustainable and financially viable WASH solutions.

    We bring match-funding and in-kind support to programme delivery while ensuring sustainable access to WASH for low-income urban residents in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    In addition, our bilateral and multilateral partners are invited to WSUP’s regular series of events, which aim to share learning and stimulate discussion in the sector.

    For more information about partnering with WSUP, please contact partnerships@wsup.com.

WSUP is a key partner for DFID in the delivery of market-based solutions for poverty alleviation in fast-growing cities in Africa and Asia. WSUP’s innovative approach to developing sustainable water and sanitation services for the poorest consumers in these cities is highly respected and valued.

James Wharton, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of StateDFID