Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

As informal settlements on the edge of towns and cities in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia grow, so does the number of people lacking access to the most basic of services like water and sanitation.

WSUP has been focused on tackling this challenge since 2005, and our work uses four inter-linked approaches:

Programmes: long-term work in our six core countries to test innovative ways in which we can improve the effectiveness and reach of service providers, and improve the enabling environment.

Research: advancing understanding of how policies and practices can be improved to achieve the greatest improvement of services to low-income customers.

WSUP Advisory: our consultancy division which offers technical assistance, building on WSUP’s experience in the field.

Supporting investment: working with city authorities to create the right conditions for increased investment, and mobilize more resources for services.


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Location Accra, Ghana
Targets Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia
Sectors Water, sanitation and hygiene