Bangladesh has made impressive progress in the sanitation sector by nearly eliminating open defecation. This doesn’t mean that sanitation challenges are solved. Many toilets are unimproved and faecal sludge management needs urgent improvement with most of the waste ending up in the environment untreated. Building on Waste’s and the WASH SDG Alliance previous programmes, FINISH in Bangladesh will have a (peri-) urban focus and works in close collaboration with the WASH SDG alliance and a Sustainable Water Fund project of Practical Action mainly focusing on faecal sludge management.