WaterAid has been ranked the world’s best non-profit organisation working on water, sanitation and hygiene issues by Philanthropedia.
Philanthropedia, an independent research and rankings organisation measuring non-profit impact by sector specialists, surveyed 82 experts to identify the organisations making the highest impact in the water and sanitation sector.
Philanthropedia’s experts (foundation professionals, researchers and faculty, non-profit senior staff, consultants, journalists and policy-makers) recommended 16 outstanding non-profits working in water, sanitation and hygiene, with WaterAid, Water for People and the International Red Cross ranked first, second and third respectively.
Experts commented on the impact each non-profit has had, what the non-profit’s other organisational strengths are, and how each organisation could further improve.
Philanthropedia said: “WaterAid remains the implementing NGO which has the deepest understanding of the challenges of water supply. It cooperates closely with governments and international organisations; it has an open eye for all aspects of rural water supply, from the technology to the policy implications to the political economy of water supply.
“It engages with political and implementing organisations at all levels. WaterAid continuously seeks to re-invent itself, deliver higher quality services and build the capacities of sector staff in countries. It is the only implementing NGO that considers all aspects of WASH services.”
Read more about the survey and view the top 16 ranked organisations working in water, sanitation and hygiene at Philanthropedia.
Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.