This policy brief highlights issues and obstacles that impede access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for nearly ten million people in Uganda. The unserved people face multiple vulnerabilities brought about by social, economic, environmental, technological, institutional and legal factors that account for their marginalisation and exclusion from WASH services.
Uganda has ratified several international and regional conventions and treaties that recognise and provide for access to water and sanitation as a human right. However, translation of policies and regulations has not been matched with financial commitments currently at 3% of the national budget; yet the sector requires about nine times more the current investment in order to meet the national targets. This threatens the achievement of universal access to the human right to drinking water and sanitation by 2030.