“WASH4UrbanPoor” at Dhaka South City Corporation

SAJIDA Foundation intends to implement the project in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) during the period of April 2018 to December 2022 titled WASH4UrbanPoor collaboration with WaterAid. WASH4UrbanPoor, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is a new project to deal with WASH poverty in the urban setting in Bangladesh based on the proven results of the previous urban project. Sida considers SDG Goal 6 at its core, and is built on the pillars of sustainable services, equality, hygiene and integration with other sectors. The climate change, water security, education and health aspects of the program will be emphasized through stories of change. The proposed project is relevant to address the challenges and requirements for the poorer segment of the population in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).

The goal of the project is ‘Improved environmental health and resilience of WASH for deprived urban poor living in slums and low income settlements’.

There are three outcomes of this project mentioned in below:

  1. WASH deprivation reduced among target communities through increased WASH awareness and access to climate resilient WASH services
  2. Local governance in pro-poor WASH service delivery and coordination with other services in target cities and towns improved
  3. WASH policies and strategies improved in favor of urban poor through evidence and advocacy


Target Beneficiary Users and Coverage in DSCC project location

Serial Sector Population Coverage
1 Water 35000
2 Sanitation 34000
3 School 10
4 Hygiene 50000
5 Uses of Public Sanitation 3000000
6 Slums 30
7 Health Care Facilities 1