Haiti | Financing Climate Resilient Sanitation Systems and Services (SANIFIN)

Sanitation workers in Cap-Haitien, Haiti collect waste for safe treatment and transformation into compost from SOIL's EkoLakay household toilets. Photo credit: Centre Impact/Sakapfet Okap/SOIL

Activity Description

USAID is investing $12M in the Financing Climate Resilient Sanitation Systems and Services (SANIFIN) Activity, a five-year initiative pioneering innovative approaches for improving the quality, reliability, and financial viability of sanitation services and infrastructure in Haiti, where more than 4 million people still lack access to basic sanitation. 

The SANIFIN Activity advances national priorities of the Haitian Government and of the U.S. Government in addressing sanitation by building markets for new and viable products, including hygiene products, with a focus on governance and finance. 

Awarded to the Pan American Development Foundation, SANIFIN facilitates collaboration between local government officials, sanitation service providers, financial firms, and the private sector to identify, refine, and deploy new approaches for mobilizing domestic finance in support of the sanitation sector and advancing sustainable, climate-resilient sanitation solutions.  

Activity Objectives

  • Strengthen management and financial viability of sanitation service providers to be ready to access capital.
  • Facilitate partnership opportunities and models that increase the availability of affordable, climate-resilient sanitation systems and sustainable sanitation services.
  • Increase capacity of finance providers to serve the sanitation sector.

Illustrative Approaches

  • Blended Finance: Utilize demand-driven advisory services and strategic funding allocations to de-risk investments in the sanitation sector and attract additional investment.
  • Pay-for-Performance Mechanisms: Identify and scale promising pilot interventions for effective and impactful sanitation.
  • Innovation and Diaspora Expertise: Utilize fintech and digital business models, as well as diaspora expertise and remittances, to enhance scale and sustainability in the sector.

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