Millennium Development Goals
WSUP's objectives are aligned with international agreements on development targets, most notably the Millennium Development Goals. Adequate water and sanitation underpin all of the MDGs, whether education, health or gender equality. In addition WSUP directly addresses 11 of the MDGs to significantly improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.
WSUP is an innovative partnership between the private sector and NGOs that brings together skills, expertise and commitment. It operates as a not-for-profit company.
The WSUP partnership strengthens local service providers (LSPs) and the linkages with low income communities to improve basic services. Its goal is “Stronger Service Providers, Better Services for All”.
WSUP invests in project development
to assess the needs and evaluate
service improvement options and then
works with LSPs to secure funding for full scale implementation.
WSUP forms partnerships with LSPs to provide long term support and implementation guidance through local project teams. It also strengthens local partnerships which are essential to ensure real progress towards full service coverage.
Scalable and Lasting Change
WSUP seeks scalable and lasting
change by focusing on building the
institutional capacity of LSPs that will
enable them to reach all citizens in the city.
WSUP supports LSPs to deliver
improved services that are
environmentally responsible and sustainable and which will mitigate the impacts of climate change.
WSUP is committed to learning, to supporting new ideas, to sharing with the sector and to continually improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its work.