USAID is proud to announce a three-year Global Development Alliance with the Toilet Board Coalition. The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) is a public-private partnership that brings together some of the world’s most dynamic companies, multilaterals, NGOs, and business minds. The TBC is a business platform enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies through their Toilet Accelerator; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors, with the common goal to accelerate the business of sanitation for all. It was formed in 2014 by four corporate members – Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Firmenich, and Lixil – together with a partnership council comprising leading international organisations. The TBC serves as an accelerator to incubate and scale-up innovative technologies and services to help mitigate unmet need for improved sanitation across the developing world.
Bringing sanitation to the 2.4 billion who lack it today, is proving one of the most intractable Sustainable Development Goals. The TBC brings a new, business-led, approach, and seeks to demonstrate business solutions for sanitation for all at scale.
The new Global Development Alliance between USAID and the Toilet Board Coalition will pool USAID’s extensive sanitation expertise and global reach with the Toilet Board Coalition’s business expertise and private-sector resources to accelerate progress toward SDG 6 by using market-based approaches to identify best practices for sustainable sanitation improvements, and then implementing those interventions at scale.
In 2016, the TBC launched the Toilet Accelerator program, a unique corporate accelerator program with the aim to accelerate promising sanitation business models to scale with the hands on support of multinational corporations. We endeavour to demonstrate that sanitation can be delivered through the market at scale; that there is vast business opportunity that has been so far virtually un-tapped; and that success for sanitation businesses can have significant impact on health and development outcomes. We provide business capacity building to accelerate to scale and operate at scale. Our program endeavours to de-risk investments in the sector and has the potential to reduce transaction costs by providing soft due diligence for investors.
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