Water, sanitation, and hygiene in Tanzania

A significant share of international development assistance goes to interventions aimed to increase access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). But despite large investments in the sector, impacts in terms of increased handwashing, use of toilets and improved health have been limited. The aim of this study is to increase the knowledge about how stakeholder engagement, or the involvement of community stakeholders in aid interventions, can contribute to increased legitimacy, effectiveness and impacts within the WASH sector. The study is conducted through a mapping of WASH interventions in Tanzania between 2012 and 2022 and case studies of specific interventions.

Nelson Ekane, research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Ruth Carlitz, assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam

Yohannes Kachenje, research fellow at the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS), Ardhi University

Reference group chair: Torgny Holmgren

Project manager at EBA: Helena Hede Skagerlind