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A policy report that provides a practical understanding of equity and inclusion aimed to reach out to people who are excluded and marginalised by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) in the world’s poorest communities. The purpose of this framework is to help implement WaterAid’s policy on equity and inclusion. It aims to: Provide a common understanding of equity and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); Explain WaterAid’s approach to equity and inclusion; Establish a common set of minimum standards and indicators as a basis for further work in specific countries or parts of the organisation. The framework has three sections: (i) WaterAid’s position and approach; (ii) Standards and indicators for equity and inclusion; and (iii) an explanation of terms and examples. This document is intended for people interested in international NGO policies on WASH equity and inclusion.