National sanitation policies

Developing a national sanitation policy and strategies for sanitation

National hygiene and sanitation policies and strategies are essential to sector development: by defining the sector objectives and priorities, they facilitate negotiations with technical and financial partners and enable funding contributions to be allocated more appropriately.
This document sets out a methodology for conducting processes aimed at developing or improving national policies and strategies. Broken down into 12 steps, the methodology provided in this guide is intended for those sector actors, and ministries and technical departments responsible for sanitation in particular, wishing to improve the framework for action of all sanitation stakeholders.
This publication is the result of lessons learned from a support program undertaken by programme Solidarité Eau to improve national sanitation policies and strategies in several countries in West and Central Africa.



A programme financed by the French Ministry of Foreign affiars.