Enabling Policy Environment for Wash in Schools

Pakistan WISThere is no National Plan of Action for WASH in Schools, nor is there a national budget allocation for WASH in Schools programming.

The Ministry of Education is the lead agency for the implementation of WASH in Schools programming.

At the federal level, UNICEF supported the Ministry of Education in the review of the draft standards/designs/guidelines for school water and sanitation facilities. Furthermore, UNICEF supported the development of the detailed standard designs, drawings and cost estimates and guidelines for school water and sanitation facilities which had been reviewed and endorsed by the provincial WASH departments; i.e. Local Government and Rural Development Department (LG&RDD) and Public Heath Engineering Department (PHED).

Quality and Coverage of WASH in Schools Programming

WASH-in-Schools guides and toolkits are available and are being utilized throughout the country in WASH-in-Schools target areas. Unfortunately, the curriculum does not provide enough space for hygiene promotion.

There is a functional Educational Management Information System (EMIS) across Pakistan. WASH is effectively being monitored in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) and Punjab.

Organizations Working in Wash in Schools


Local Government and Rural Development Department (LG&RDD)

Public Heath Engineering Department (PHED)