How to make WASH projects sustainable and successfully disengage in vulnerable contexts

Achieving sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion has continued to challenge southern governments and development actors. Sustainability is not usually the main priority in the immediate aftermath of an acute emergency event, but increasingly, humanitarian actors such as ACF-IN, are faced with longer term complex situations in which communities are still vulnerable, but in which sustainability of interventions is crucial if the interventions are to last long beyond the project period and have a longer term impact. The aim of this manual is to document the learning and to share good practice within the ACF International network, and outside where appropriate, on responding to sustainability in vulnerable contexts.