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Guidelines for the Assessment of National Sanitation Policies


Elledge, M., Rosensweig, F., Warner, D. B., Austin, J. H., & Perez, E. A. (2002). Guidelines for the Assessment of National Sanitation Policies. (Environmental Health Project; No. Prepared for the Office of Health, Infectious Dise). Washington, DC: Bureau for Global Health, USAID.


This document provides guidelines to assess the adequacy of sanitation policies in developing countries. Sanitation policies are critical to creating an enabling environment that will encourage and support increased access to sanitation services. Coherent and supportive policies provide the basis for planning and implementing sanitation programs; therefore, their absence is considered to be a critical missing element. Yet, despite international efforts to improve sanitation services in the past five years, these services continue to lag far behind water supply services.