About our international programme
Our international team of 15 dedicated systems nerds aren't just obsessive about all things WASH - experts in areas as diverse as WASH finance, monitoring, and accountability - they're passionate experts at driving systems change and building WASH systems.
Advocating for sustainable WASH services is embedded in what we do and we do this collectively. We are a founding member of Agenda For Change a collaboration of organisations who recognise that we can achieve more by working together to share lessons, work out what does (and doesn't work) and use our collective voice to drive change. Above all, we advocate for investment in, and attention to, the national and local systems that are essential for WASH services: challenging governments, donors, NGOs, and business to change the way they work.
In 2018, together with a broad coalition of like-minded organisations, we brought out a major report on how citizens can hold their governments to account for providing them with WASH services. This report was launched at the United Nation's high level political forum in New York. Despite playing a major role in its development, you won't see IRC's name on the report. That's because effective collective action often means being willing to let go of your own identity.