The SWIFT programme in DRC is implemented by a number of partners in rural and semi-urban contexts across three eastern provinces. DRC has witnessed decades of conflict, and insecurity in the region is an ongoing issue.
By March 2016, SWIFT had reached 697,257 people in DRC with one or more WASH services: 647,067 people with clean, safe water; 428,914 people with improved sanitation; and 697,257 people with hygiene promotion activities.
In May 2017, a second SWIFT programme was started across the three provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema, aiming to reach an additional 701,951 people with two of the three WASH elements. The programme will be delivered in 20 months between May 2017 and December 2018. It will be followed by a 15-month outcomes phase culminating with an endline survey in March 2020.