The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is hosted by UNOPS.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is at the heart of the global movement to improve sanitation and hygiene, so that all people can enjoy healthy and productive lives. Established in 1990, WSSCC is the only United Nations body devoted solely to the sanitation needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized people. WSSCC is implementing a new strategic plan for 2017-2020. The overriding aim of the plan is to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.2 “By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations”.
To achieve the goal of ending open defecation and ensuring improved sanitation and hygiene for all the WSSCC created the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) in 2008. The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) invests in collective behaviour change approaches and policy advocacy that enable large numbers of people in developing countries to improve their access to sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices. GSF-supported country programmes are expected to enhance efforts in reaching the most vulnerable (including those affected by climate change); addressing the needs of women and girls (including MHM); scale-up school WASH activities and improve supply-side efforts (including sanitation marketing). The GSF is currently supporting programmes in 11 countries.
In 2017, WSSCC adopted its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan leading to an extensive review and strengthening of its M&E systems. Notably the new GSF programmatic ‘theory of change’ was finalized and describes how the organization will contribute to achieving SDG 6.2 at the national and subnational level by 2030. Accompanying the theory of change, a corresponding new GSF Programme results framework was also rolled out in 2017 with updated M&E guidance manuals. The framework offers a consistent approach to programming in all countries, and feeds directly into the Results Framework of the WSSCC 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. All GSF-supported programmes are progressively reporting on the standardized indicators in the new Results Framework using harmonized reporting formats.
In 2018 WSSCC will migrate its programme financial and results reporting formats to an online tool. The Financial and Results Reporting Tool (FRT) is structured on the outcomes, outputs and indicators within the GSF programme results framework. The tool will capture financial and programme results data and will support value-for-money analysis by programme managers and the WSSCC Secretariat. Under the newly established Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Unit (PMERU), WSSCC is hiring a Monitoring and Data Analyst (Intern) to support with activities related to the roll out of the online FRT for WSSCC and GSF supported programmes.
Further information is available in the WSSCC website: www.wsscc.org