Product Scan Findings from Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana: A summary of gaps identified along the sanitation service chain

ssd-product-scan-findings.pdf

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). The goal of the project is to improve sanitation outcomes through developing and testing scalable, market-based models in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana that increase access to improved sanitation and fecal sludge management (FSM) and contribute to structural change within West Africa’s sanitation sector.

PATH’s role in the SSD project is to apply its expertise in product development as well as financing to accelerate market-based solutions and build partner capacity in these two technical areas across the project countries. The product development work is separated into three phases. The first phase included the completion of product scans and a gap analysis. This report, authored by PATH, summarizes the findings of the product scan and identifies caps in the service chain.