Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the Watershed programme is working with CSOs such as DORP and Water Management Citizen Committee and national level WASH networks to influence local government institutions such as the Local Government Division (LGD), Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) and Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) for sustainable WASH services including public WASH budget, water security planning etc. These CSOs focus on social inclusion to address the needs of marginalised groups such as the river nomads in Bhola, looking at power relationships within these societies and determining the effects on access to WASH services. Also being developed in Bangladesh are gender-sensitive WASH budget monitoring and analysis tools. Evidence generated with these tools is used to improve advocacy messages, for equitable resource allocation to the neediest. Influencing national level policies and strategies on behalf of poor and marginalised also key focuses.