Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Fund

Proyecto terminado

About 20 percent of Bangladesh’s population has no access to safe drinking water; some 40 percent are deprived of improved sanitation facilities. The Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Fund, set up in 2007 by the leading international development agencies, partners with competent local government institutions to provide efficient and state-of-the-art WatSan solutions for millions of Bangladeshi households. The present proposal undertakes to co-finance the successful Fund for the period of 2012 through 2015.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Agua potable y saneamiento básico (WASH) (til 2016)
Fortalecimiento del sistema sanitario
01.12.2012 - 31.12.2017
CHF 10'510'000

Lack of access to safe drinking water or improved sanitation services for high proportions of the Bangladeshi population, in particular in the hard-to-reach areas in the Southern districts, remains a key development challenge and major obstacle to reaching the MDGs by 2015. The Hygiene, Sanitation ad Water Fund, set up in 2007 by DANIDA and co-financed since 2010 by AusAid, is registered as a non- profit enterprise overseen by a board under the chairmanship of the Local Governance Division.


Contribute to equitable development and poverty reduction through effective, accountable and inclusive local public service provision

Grupos destinarios
  • Direct beneficiaries: 50,000 people benefitting from new or restored safe water points and 250 community centres or schools benefitting from improved sanitation services
  • Indirect beneficiaries: The population (800,000 people) of the 50 Upazilas benefitting from improved public management capacities.


Efectos a medio plazo

  • Local governments’ capacities for citizen-oriented public service delivery - in particular water supply, sanitation and hygiene related ones - are strengthened
  • Less people in hard-to-reach areas are deprived of safe water supply and basic sanitation services and more people exhibit improved hygiene behaviour
  • Informed policy makers, government officials and other Union Parishads use project lessons for improved policy framework and implementation
  • Resultados

    Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

    • Reaching out, since 2007, to almost 600 Union Parishad (lover level of elected government)
    • Improved access to safe drinking water ensured for about 2.4 million disadvantaged people. These improved water points include 34,000 deep hand pumps, more than 200 rural piped-water systems (serving some 16’000 households) and other alternative options.
    • About 4 million people have been reached with hygiene messages and 700,000 household latrines can today been labelled hygienic.


    Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
    Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
    Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   10'510'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   10'309'903
    Fases del proyecto Fase 2 01.12.2017 - 30.11.2020   (Fase en curso)

    Fase 1 01.12.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)