Mainstreaming disability and ageing in water, sanitation and hygiene programmes

This study gives an overview of how disability and ageing issues have been incorporated into water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. It presents a ‘mainstreaming continuum’ as a conceptual framework to show the different stages organisations go through: from pilot studies and projects, through capacity building and guidelines, to a state in which disability and ageing fully considered in all work. The different stages on the continuum can be used to acknowledge what has already been achieved, build on progress, and help see what needs to be done to move to the next stage.