Making cities in developing countries cleaner, healthier, fairer places for people to live and work

Cities that work for all

The population of urban slums and settlements continues to grow, with the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable often overlooked.

Lives are at risk from a lack of clean water services and inadequate and unsafe sewage and refuse management.

We’re working with communities, municipalities and utility companies to deliver sustainable sanitation, water and waste management services.

Together we’re improving hygiene practices and protecting the health, safety and dignity of poorly paid waste workers.


We challenge the idea that poor people should have to live in squalor. We’ve pioneered solutions that can help change cities for good.

Water and Waste Projects

Water & waste
Our projects

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Missing Voices

This report documents first person experiences of flood, disaster risk and early warning of vulnerable and marginalised women in Peru and Nepal. We capture the perspectives of marginalised women including those who are elderly, those with disabilities, single mothers, transgender women, women who were pregnant or with young babies at the time of flooding, and women with visual impairments.