Exit from WASH Programmes

Oxfam frequently works in situations of change and transition. We may be leaving a camp, an area or a programme when the emergency phase of the project is completed, or when there are still ongoing WASH needs and activities. WASH teams should be actively involved in determining exit plans in the early stages of the response to ensure appropriate technical input is given to decisions on continuation or phase-out of WASH activities and to optimise long term positive effects and reduce dependency.


Oxfam: Rough Guide to Exit Strategies

Logistics Checklist for Exit

See also the guidelines for implementing and exiting in camps on the Camps and Informal Settlements page.

Minimum Requirements

General Principles

Handover to other NGOs

Handover to government or traditional structures

Handover of facilities to communities