West Africa Plastic Manufacturing and Distribution in the Sanitation and Hygiene Supply Chain: Landscape Study


The Partnership for Better Living commissioned the social innovation agency, Archipel & Co, to conduct a landscape study to identify relevant plastic manufacturing and distribution (M&D) actors in the sanitation and hygiene supply chain in five West African markets: Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Senegal.  

Among the landscape’s key objectives were to better understand where manufacturing can be expanded in the region, and to determine which companies can accelerate production and sales of plastic sanitation products - particularly SATO products - in this region. 

This landscape contributes to the global evidence base on plastic M&D and is being shared with the broader sanitation sector in hopes of accelerating market entry for impact-focused innovators in the WASH space.

See below for links to the Executive Summary, Country Reports and the full database of Manufacturers and Distributors.




Country-Level Insights

The landscape included site visits and in-person interviews with twenty-nine manufacturers and distributors from the region. They were asked about their production capacity, retailer relationships and channels, price points, terms of partnership, any raw material tariff implications, exclusivity requests, and processes and timelines for introducing new product lines.  Results and insights from each country are below.


Database of Manufacturers & Distributors

Information collected during site visits and personal interviews has been compiled into a database, where you can learn more about each business, virtually visit their facilities, view photos, and access their contact information.


Explore the M&D Database



About the Partnership for Better Living

Launched in October 2021, the Partnership for Better Living (PBL), is a five-year cooperative agreement awarded by USAID to LIXIL and its social business, SATO. It aims to increase sustained household access to sanitation and increase adoption of key hygiene behaviors through market-based approaches for at least 2 million people by 2026 in USAID’s High-Priority Countries.

Please reach out to PBL at: pbl-sato@lixil.com.