What we do
What does SHARE do?
SHARE will both synthesise existing knowledge and generate new knowledge for improved policy and practice. Research will be conducted across the four pillars of equity, health, urban solutions, and sanitation markets. SHARE will undertake a range of communications activities to engage practitioners, policy-makers and academics at different levels and across regions and sectors.
Where does SHARE work?
SHARE works in two regions with historically low levels of sanitation access: sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. SHARE will develop sustained research and research into use programmes in 6 focus countries. Currently, four of the SHARE focus countries have been identified: India, Bangladesh, Malawi and Tanzania. Beyond these focus countries, SHARE will also consider relevant research in other countries where opportunities arise.
What are SHARE’s objectives?
According to the latest global estimates, the world is seriously off-track in meeting the Millennium Development Goal on sanitation and 2.6 billion people are still without a safe toilet according to the UN. This lack of progress has a profound effect on the prospects of people living in the developing word. SHARE seeks to contribute to accelerated progress on the MDG sanitation target by generating critical knowledge to drive this.