Engaging private sector actors in WASH in School work

Updated - Monday 05 October 2015

Thanks to decades of advocacy work, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in School (WinS) is moving up on political agendas, leading to more programmes and the involvement of a more diverse range of partners. This paper represents the first formal attempt to analyse the engagement of private sector actors in WinS multi-sector partnerships.

The study focuses on international and domestic private companies and their foundations. It examines these partners, reveals their incentives to join WinS multi-sector partnerships, uncovers trends and patterns in their contributions, and the benefits they derive from such partnerships. The paper underlines the need to diversify the contributions made by private partners to foster more sustainable programmes.