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.