urban sanitation

Resource Collection

Urban

By 2050 an estimated two-thirds of the global population will live in an urban area. USAID and local partners work with water utilities and wastewater managers around the world to improve financing, governance, infrastructure, and service provision to strengthen urban water security and improve sanitation. This collection page contains resources showcasing best practices and lessons learned for WASH infrastructure and services in urban settings.

Blog

Meet the "Toilet King"

This blog originally appeared on PSI’s website.

Paul Kpadonou began his career as an entrepreneur on the side of the highway.

As he sold garden decorations from his roadside business, Paul dreamed of creating a successful enterprise in his suburban town of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. His shot at prosperity came with the “WC Mimin” brand of toilets, which he discovered during a campaign promoting the product.

Conference

1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation Conference, Pretoria, South Africa

The 1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) specialist group conference is being hosted in Pretoria, South Africa, in partnership with the Water Research Commission and the University of Pretoria. The event responds to the challenges and needs of around 4 billion people requiring sanitation.

The aim of the conference is to provide stimulus for research and innovation for NSS and offgrid sanitation solutions, including fecal sludge management, build the technical and scientific base for NSS and to contribute to scientific knowledge and good practice learnings.

Executive Summary

Executive Summary: India Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion-Debt and Infrastructure Ex-Post Evaluation (Hindi)

Rapid urbanization in resource-constrained countries like India places massive pressures on infrastructure, and long-term solutions are needed to meet growing safe water and sanitation (WatSan) demand. USAID has invested in urban WatSan activities across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East that aim to address these needs, but there is seldom opportunity to validate whether its approaches yielded sustainable outcomes.

Evaluation

Final Performance Evaluation: Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Activity

USAID)Ethiopia designed the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health (SEUH) Activity to support the Government of Ethiopia’s Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP) by improving the quality of urban health services, strengthening referral linkages, building the institutional and technical capacity of regional health bureaus, and promoting intersectoral collaboration on urban health challenges. Using a mixed-methods approach, this final performance evaluation examines SEUH design, implementation, effectiveness, and sustainability. The evaluation findings and recommendations can guide the U.S.

Evaluation

Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) - Mid-term Evaluation

The Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) project was a five-year effort designed to support the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in making significant progress towards achieving its safe water and sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets by expanding access to these services. The purpose of this midterm evaluation was to determine of whether the project was meeting the expected results and outcomes at this point in the project.