Project profile — Enhanced Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services in Schools and Communities in Ghana

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Enhanced Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services in Schools and Communities in Ghana - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2012-03-29 - 2019-03-21
Country / region • Ghana (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (10.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (30.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic sanitation (14032) (40.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project contributes to improving the health and well-being of children, women, and men in the five most deprived regions of Ghana. The project’s beneficiaries are children and youth in 200 basic schools (primary and junior high) and women and men in the surrounding communities in ten districts. By providing water, basic sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, the project aims to increase the use of WASH services and improve sanitation practices among beneficiaries. The project also aims to strengthen relevant national institutions and monitoring and evaluation systems to enable better planning, delivery, and sustainability of decentralised water, sanitation and hygiene services in Ghana.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: 1) increased use by women, men, boys and girls of water, sanitation and hygiene services, and related behaviours and practices, in schools and communities in the five most deprived regions of Ghana; and 2) strengthened gender-responsive water, sanitation and hygiene institutions and systems for coordinated, effective and accountable management of sustainable decentralized service delivery in schools and communities in Ghana.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2018) include: (1) 72,344 children (of which 35,055 were girls) from 244 schools gained access to improved school drinking water; (2) 71,355 children (of which 34,472 were girls) from 236 schools have gained access to gender-sensitive toilet facilities in schools; (3) 20 health facilities were provided with water and handwashing facilities; (4) 30 health facilities were provided with 44 improved sanitation facilities (for women and men); (5) 39,391 girls have been trained on menstrual hygiene management; (6) gender-based water, sanitation and hygiene planning and monitoring activities were completed; and (7) 281,433 persons have gained access to improved sanitation in their households with an estimated 205,168 people now living in 767 open defecation-free communities.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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