SANIPLAN is a private and independent consulting agency, established in 1982, whose activities are concentrated in the sectors of
health care, basic & vocational education and environmental sanitation. Moreover SANIPLAN renders services to Social Investment Funds, institutions which have been created as a key strategy to reduce poverty. SANIPLAN identifies, assesses, plans, monitors and evaluates projects in the fields of technical and financial co-operation, and concerning project implementation, provides technical assistance and consulting services. One of SANIPLAN’s key principles is the orientation of project planning towards participation and integration of target communities. Thus, dialogue with user groups, as well as efforts to improve their access to information and to decision-making processes, must be seen as core components of projects.