WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. WaterAid works with around 400 local partners – non-governmental organisations, civil society groups, government agencies, academic institutions, private companies, journalist networks and others – in 37 countries to build local capacity and skills, deliver sustainable projects and influence key decision-makers.

SHARE formed a partnership with WaterAid in 2010 to generate rigorous and relevant research for use in the field of sanitation and hygiene. WaterAid was involved in a range of SHARE-funded projects exploring issues such as: contamination of commuters’ hands, menstrual hygiene management, behaviour change, public finance for sanitation, the impact of WASH on women and girls, vaccination as an entry point for hygiene promotion, and equity. During SHARE’s second phase (2015-2018), WaterAid worked on the theme of pro-poor urban sanitation. 


Here, Timeyin Uwejamomere, Technical Support Manager – Urban, reflects upon WaterAid’s exciting involvement in SHARE’s second phase (2015-2018).

Their projects

Choose Soap

Choose Soap is a SHARE-commissioned, open access, global toolkit that uses emotional drivers for behaviour change. The toolkit offersRead more

Cities of Tomorrow

Strategic and integrated urban planning is essential to the success of any sanitation programme (Luthi et al, 2011). This multi-phasedRead more

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools

Sally Piper Pillitteri

This project sought to shed light on the MHM challenges faced by girls in schools in Malawi. Its findings were shared at an event co-Read more

Menstrual Hygiene Matters

Recognising that there was a wealth of practical experience that had not yet been documented and synthesised for sharing/application,Read more

Microfinance for Sanitation

In 2010, SHARE initiated a package of work on sanitation microfinance. The research, led by Tremolet Consulting , was launched toRead more

Sanitation Mapper

Inspired by the previous successful development of the Water Point Mapper by WaterAid , this project aimed at developing a low costRead more

Scaling Up EcoSan

This project, undertaken by the Bunda Agricultural College of Malawi and WaterAid , draws on synthesis of demographic data,Read more

Scaling Up Mtumba

© NIMR/Yolanda Mbatia. Artisan cementing a signpost indicating directions to the sanitation centre at Katoma village in Geita.

The Mtumba approach to sanitation and hygiene draws on the best practices of existing participatory and promotion methodologies, toRead more

Undoing Inequity

WaterAid/Stephen Segawa

This action-research project, undertaken by WaterAid , the Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough UniversityRead more

Vaccination & Hygiene Promotion

WaterAid/Yael Velleman

Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age, due mostly to failures to increase access to safe water andRead more

Violence, Gender & WASH Toolkit

WaterAid/Jon Spaull

Although the lack of access to appropriate WASH services is not the root cause of violence, it can lead to increased vulnerabilitiesRead more

WASH & Nutrition Systematic Review

WaterAid/Kate Holt

WASH interventions are frequently implemented to reduce the incidence of infectious disease, but the extent to which WASHRead more

WASH in Maternity Units

Credit: WaterAid Tanzania

The fourth in a series of five SHARE-funded studies , this collaborative bi-country operational research first sought to develop aRead more


SHARE contributes to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide.