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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.

Resources

Oxfam: Rough Guide to Exit Strategies

Minimum Requirements

General Principles
Handover to other NGOs
Handover to government or traditional structures
Handover of facilities to communities