The Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) Program in West Africa is a USAID-funded five-year cooperative agreement with Population Services International (PSI), PATH, and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).
Some of the lowest rates of improved sanitation in the world are found in three project countries: Benin (13 percent), Côte d’Ivoire (14 percent), and Ghana (28 percent). Each country lacks affordable options for safe disposal and treatment of human waste. Densely populated areas, such as slum communities, have limited space to construct household toilets and land disputes coupled with a lack of urban planning complicate this problem.
USAID/West Africa’s Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) Project seeks to dramatically scale-up sanitation services delivery through market-based approaches that strategically complement the recent policy shifts and massive demand generation efforts in West Africa. The SSD program will develop, test, and market-based business models (BMs), reaching all segments of the unserved population, to achieve and sustain an improved level of sanitation service over time.
How do we solve sanitation in some of Africa's poorest urban cities?
The USAID Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) project is pushing for shared containment systems in the city of Abidjan to help improve and solve sanitation conditions.
Only 22% of Abidjan’s population has access to basic sanitation. Many low-income residents of the city live in compound houses of 4 to 45 persons, who share a common toilet. The situation is not too different in Bihar, India where only 30% of the population have access to basic sanitation, and open defecation is still rife.
The USAID Sanitation Service Delivery Project (SSD) held this webinar in April 2017 to explore successes and failures of the strategies from:
This annual event provides the opportunity for professionals, governments, policy-makers, utilities, development partners, investors, industries and service providers to coordinate, develop, and share learning solutions for sustainably managing the whole non-sewered sanitation service chain. This year the FSM5 conference has joined forces with the AMCOW to co-convene with the AfricaSan 5 conference.
This article provides an in-depth look at the USAID West Africa Sanitation Service Delivery Project (SSD). SSD works to create a more effective, efficient, and inclusive sanitation market for the urban poor in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana.
The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the USAID and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote improved water management and expand clean water access to help build sustainable communities in the developing world.
The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) conducts research and distributes information on climate and weather patterns, water management, market systems and agricultural statistics, and implements early-warning systems for ecological events that affect farmers. Through these endeavors, CILSS aims to help vulnerable populations of the Sahel and West Africa (WA) to better predict, adapt to and recover from their changing environment.