Promising practices in WASH

Some case studies of Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria


“Promising Practices” is a compendium of case studies highlighting best practices in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions under the UNICEF WASH partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, with funding support from the European Union and UK Aid. This publication is a collection of innovations and practices encompassing a broad range of WASH interventions, including harmonisation of procurement guidelines for WASH infrastructure; sanitation and hygiene promotion through schools; and empowering women and increasing birth registration through community-based WASH Committees – known as WASHCOMs. Nigeria's experience in improving the sustainability of communities certified Open Defecation Free, as well as fostering value for money approaches in WASH interventions have also been highlighted. Each case study features a narrative on the developmental phase of the processes leading to their eventual replication.

Promising Practices is expected to be a valuable reference document for WASH sector professionals not only in Nigeria but also across the world in the SDG era.

Federal Government of Nigeria and UNICEF
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