This report describes the outcome of the study on the ‘Willingness and Ability to Pay’ for water services in Freetown in 2013. The main objective of the study is to provide information on public acceptability and assess an appropriate and feasible level of service and tariffs for different types of consumer in Freetown. The results are based on household surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews as well as analysis of data from Guma Valley Water Company.… Read More


According to the 2014 Update of the Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation by WHO/UNICEF, 78% of the urban population in Sierra Leone is still using unimproved sanitation facilities. This study is part of the project “Support to the Solid Waste Management Sector of Bo City”, carried out by the German NGO Welthungerhilfe (WHH) in partnership with Bo City Council (BCC). It has been designed in particular to provide information on current Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in Bo City.… Read More


The Women and Men in WASH Assessment analysed the gender framings and gender-sensitive programming of Consortium agency staff, assessed the different effects that the Consortium had to date on men, women, girls and boys, and gender dimensions of WASH committee governance and Blue Flag Volunteers.… Read More


A 20-page summary outlining the aims of the National Water and Sanitation Policy (NWSP). With water becoming increasingly scarce and often of inferior quality, more attention on managing our water resources is needed so that water does not become a constraint to national development.… Read More


The Freetown Urban WASH Consortium consists of five NGOs: ACF, GOAL, Concern Worldwide, Oxfam and Save the Children. It was formed to complement the government’s effort in attaining the millennium development goals (MDGs). This is a short video about the work of the consortium (duration 4.02 min).  … Read More