Comparing National Sanitation Policy Content: An initial review of nine country profiles.

Abstract

As part of research assessing the effectiveness of national sanitation policies, in 2003 the contents of 9 national policy documents were reviewed:

  • Bangladesh - National Policy for Water Supply and Sanitation, 1998

  • Cambodia - National Policy on Urban Sanitation, September 1999

  • Ghana - Environmental Sanitation Policy, published 1999

  • Indonesia - National Policy for the Development of Community-Managed Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Facilities and Services, 2002

  • Mozambique - National Water Policy, 1995

  • Nepal - National Sanitation Policy, July 1994

  • Nigeria - National Water Supply and Sanitation Policy, 2000

  • South Africa - White Paper on Basic Household Sanitation, 2001

  • Uganda - National Environmental Health Policy for Uganda, April 2003 (draft)

The review addressed questions concerning key elements of policy, as identified in the USAID's Environmental Health Project (EHP) report Guidelines for the assessment of national sanitation policies (Elledge et al, 2002, Section 3). Additional questions provide background information on the scope of the policy, when and how it was produced.

Citation

Briefing Note Review, Loughborough, UK: WEDC, 8 pp.

Comparing National Sanitation Policy Content: An initial review of nine country profiles.

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