This paper underscores the need for market-based approaches in the delivery and management of Water and Sanitation services especially in the rural and peri-urban areas. The paper seeks to highlight the important role that WASH enterprises which mostly serve as gap fillers in the many rural, urban & peri-urban areas that are mostly unserved / underserved plays in service provision.
The provision of sustainable sanitation for all is one of the world’s most important development priorities, yet 4.5 billion people lack access to a safe toilet. Past efforts to provide greater sanitation access, such as direct government provision and full, blanket subsidies for toilets, have proven to be ineffective or unsustainable in many developing countries, prompting some to focus on market-based sanitation (MBS) as an alternative. However, market-based approaches have proven difficult to scale up.
Improving the sustainability of a watershed requires active engagement with all major water users — particularly private sector actors, which can be large, impactful and politically influential water users. However, engaging the private sector in broader water security efforts requires understanding their motivations and drivers, including their water risks and business opportunities.
SWP’s panel of experts discusses how best to address challenges of poor water quality.
On September 26, the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project held this webinar and discussion on sanitation enterprises and design considerations. WASHPaLS presents a detailed discussion of the elements of a sanitation enterprise including mechanisms and practices, design approaches, and key considerations based upon the findings a recent WASHPaLS desk review.
If you thought that sanitation marketing required only the connecting of customers, products, and financing to succeed, then you may wonder why it has proven so challenging to take this intervention to scale.
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 USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project invites you to an analysis of market-based sanitation (MBS) drawn from a recently released desk review. WASHPaLS will present results from a broad survey of MBS programs, a novel framework for understanding barriers to scale, and preliminary recommendations for implementers, funders, and governments.
This desk review from the USAID/WASHPaLS project investigates the current state of knowledge in market-based sanitation (MBS) and establishes a framework to analyze, design, and improve MBS interventions.