Despite recent sanitation successes and the introduction of promising technologies, roughly 85 percent of Ghanaians still lack access to improved sanitation. This gap in coverage has led to recurring cholera outbreaks in recent years. Ghana is now tackling its sanitation challenges with renewed vigor, and intensifying efforts to scale up sanitation improvements nationwide with the help of the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health initiative
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.
The Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab develops inclusive solutions to urban sanitation problems in slums and poor settlements of Ahmedabad. The program provides hands-on technical assistance, community engagement, and improves the management process to strengthen the water and sanitation partnership with the Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Sintex Industries, Mahila Housing Trust, City Manager’s Association of Gujarat, Mudra Institute of Communications, and Theater Media Center.
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.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year (2012-2017) Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) reflects the transformation of the USAID-India relationship from a traditional donor-recipient to a peer-to-peer partnership whereby India and the U.S. collaborate to solve global development challenges together. Development Objective (DO) 3 of the USAID/India CDCS seeks to impact people’s lives at the base of the economic pyramid (BOP) in India through Alliances, partnership platforms, and other appropriate mechanisms.
Why it Matters
Sound governance is essential to achieving water security. National governments must make water and sanitation issues a priority, while both national and local governments must create enabling environments that will improve drinking water and sanitation service delivery, improve water sector coordination, mobilize investment, and incentivize management of water resources.