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Accelerating WASH Acceleration Tools

Accelerating WASH: Acceleration Tools

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Acceleration-thinking is a method by Water Alliance International that aims toward the achievement of universal access to WASH by 2030. This set of tools for WASH sector development are aimed at sustaining WASH after the Alliance's programmes stop, and accelerating to be able to meet the needs of a growing population.
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Organization responsible for the tool
WASH Alliance International
Detailed description of Tool

The WASH Alliance International contributes to a shift from a hardware-construction approach towards a sustainable WASH sector development approach. In the countries in which the Alliance is active, it works on changing mindsets and creating systems for sustainable and affordable WASH services that create structural change and can accelerate. This is the only way to adapt to fast population growth and urbanisation.

These tools for WASH sector development are aimed at sustaining WASH after the Alliance’s programmes stop, and accelerating it to be able to meet the needs of a growing population. They include:

  • Accelerating Manual: a 116 page manual that outlines the Acceleration method – its 7 principles, mechanisms, conditions and indicators. It describes how to design and finance a programme that can accelerate and provides case examples.
  • Diamond approach
  • Acceleration Approach- Micro Service Provision
  • How to accelerate… by using Social Accountability tools
  • How to accelerate… with Urban Total Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
  • Calculation game
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WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool

WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool (WASH BAT)

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WASH BAT has been designed as a sector tool for use by governments and development partners for WASH sector strengthening. It enables a systematic identification of factors (or “bottlenecks”) that prevent achievement of sustainable service delivery within national or subnational WASH targets and helps stakeholders to define activities aimed at removing the root causes of these bottlenecks.

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Screenshot of WASH Alliance International's Leave No One Behind website

Leave No One Behind

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In order to ensure “Leaving no one behind”, the WASH Alliance International (WAI) has developed two tools to help improve inclusiveness in its programme and partner organisations:
1) Leaving No One Behind Through adopting an Inclusion Lens (guidance document)
2) Organisation Inclusion Assessment Tool (spreadsheet)
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