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WASH Research Questions Worksheet

This worksheet features a series of questions designed to guide strategic thinking and programming decisions related to the following components of the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sectors:

  • Governance & Finance
  • Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Safe Drinking Water
  • Water Resources Management
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Designing Viable Sanitation Enterprises - A Market Based Sanitation Game

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In the context of market-based sanitation (MBS)—through which private sector actors supply toilets and related services to individual households who pay for them—a strategy of many MBS programs is to increase the participation of local entrepreneurs in the sanitation value chain. Low viability of sanitation enterprises, however, often is a barrier to entrepreneurial participation, and as a consequence, impacts private sector supply in the market.

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How This Startup Is Providing Ethiopians with “Radically Affordable” Water

The startup has been mostly self-funded, but has been selected into the USAID Development Innovation Ventures program, which is supporting its operations for the next couple of years. Triple Bottom Line (3BL) Enterprises is working on a project called Flowius, which builds tech-managed, piped water systems so “radically affordable” that rural Ethiopians living on US$1.50 a day can get water where they want it most – in their homes. 

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Hidden Forces: The Role of Water in Economic Prosperity

At a September 30th event, Hidden Forces: The Role of Water in Economic Prosperity, panelists discussed the role of water in economic development and prosperity while also identifying barriers to sorely needed private sector engagement in the water sector.