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WASH governance in support of humanitarian programs in South Sudan: a case study from Northern Bahr el Ghazal

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by Alix Lerebours, Jean Lapegue
ACF recognizes the need for more WASH governance in link with its operations in humanitarian crisis, and has conducted a series of studies on the subject. One such study was done in South Sudan in 2015 to analyze the state of WASH governance, and the links and gaps in order to improve ACF programs, as the WASH crisis in South Sudan is not only a resource crisis but also an issue of governance. The sector is fragmented and lacks regulation and policies. The limited availability of spare parts and of control mechanisms hinders the access to water of the population. To capitalize on its governance work, ACF has published a WASH governance manual dedicated to its country offices and its partners. It explains why, when and how to implement WASH governance activities or projects in humanitarian and development contexts.



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LEREBOURS, A. and LAPEGUE, J., 2016. WASH governance in support of humanitarian programs in South Sudan: a case study from Northern Bahr el Ghazal. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: Proceedings of the 39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, 11-15 July 2016, Briefing paper 2370, 6pp.


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