Through case study analyses, this report provides recommendations for steps that city officials and the donor community can take to engage private sector partners in green infrastructure development and financing in developing countries.
With a rapidly increasing population, Iloilo City, a highly urbanized city in western Philippines has grown to just under 1 million residents. In recent years, the city experienced an economic growth spurt.
A USAID WASH-FIN (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene-Finance) survey of 105 private sanitation service providers (SSPs) across Senegal found that they face challenges typical of small- and medium-sized enterprises—access to finance being foremost. To overcome this, WASH-FIN Senegal is providing support to promote relationships between the SSPs and commercial banks.
Senegal is among the few African countries with a WASH institutional framework that has made considerable progress in expanding WASH services, achieved, in large part, by fully embracing private sector participation.