How can we think and work differently when it comes to some of development’s thorniest challenges? How do we encourage cross-sectoral collaboration? And what does an approach that encompasses a diverse range of stakeholders look like in different contexts?
To make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals for water supply and sanitation, more investments are required but equally important, improved efficiency is critical, particularly if these investments are to translate into improved health outcomes, such as reduced stunting. The World Bank’s Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic Initiative reveals that when interventions such as water supply and sanitation, access to health care, and other drivers of nutrition are combined, their impacts on addressing childhood stunting are greater than the sum of their parts.
On Oct. 12, during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2017, leaders and experts in the field discussed incentives to work across boundaries to bring about change.