private sector participation

Webinar

Webinar: A Review of Market-Based Rural Sanitation Development Programs

The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project presented an analysis on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 of market-based sanitation (MBS).

The webinar is based on a recently released desk review: Scaling Market-Based Sanitation: Desk Review on Market-Based Rural Sanitation Development Programs. WASHPaLS presented results from a broad survey of MBS programs; a novel framework for understanding barriers to scale; and preliminary recommendations for implementers, funders, and governments.

Global Waters Article

Trying to Solve Sanitation and Energy Problems at the Same Time

Urban areas in the developing world face many challenges because of booming population growth. Infrastructure is often inadequate, resulting in such problems as the spread of disease from poor sanitation, and the loss of surrounding forests due to high demand for affordable cooking fuel.

Video

Sanergy Explains "Why We Need to Talk $h*t"

Lindsay Stradley spoke at the 2017 TEDwomen conference about a major hurdle to the global sanitation efforts: No one wants to talk about poop.  Stradley's describes what she and her organization, Sanergy, do in Nairobi’s growing informal cities to build an economical sanitation solution.

Blog

Strategy to Help Achieve Access for All

According to the 2015 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme 435 million Africans lacked basic drinking water service, and 736 million Africans lacked basic sanitation service.  

In November 2017, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) took a concrete step toward its role in realizing available and sustainable water and sanitation for all. At the 15th Anniversary Celebration and Executive Committee meetings of AMCOW, ministers from African countries, development partners, and sector stakeholders gathered to review and pass the 2018–2030 Strategic Plan for AMCOW.

Activity

Integrated Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

One out of three (32.4%) children under the age of five in Cambodia are stunted. The prevalence of stunting is 10% higher among children born to mothers from the lowest wealth quintile (42%). Recent data also suggest that exclusive breastfeeding rates in Cambodia have declined, and only 30% of children 6-23 months receive a minimum acceptable diet. Cambodia’s Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) estimates that malnutrition costs the country nearly $400 million in gross domestic product annually.

Evaluation

Sectoral Synthesis of 2013–2014 Evaluation Findings

The E3 Sectoral Synthesis of 2013-2014 Evaluation Findings is an in-depth review of 117 evaluations published between January 2013 and September 2014 of projects related to E3 technical sectors. This study builds upon the success of the E3 Sectoral Synthesis of 2012 Evaluation Findings by reviewing evaluations against more detailed criteria related to technical and sectoral lessons learned, as well as adding a structured review of the quality of the evaluation reports.