Sanitation

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Taking a Closer Look at Indonesia’s Environmental Services Program

This blog post discusses key findings and lessons learned from an evaluation of the long-term sustainability of selected components from the USAID-funded Environmental Services Program (ESP) in Indonesia. The program was implemented from 2004–2010 and included capacity-building efforts to improve financing and management of Indonesian municipal water utilities.

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Leading By Example: Godfrey Nkutu Mpala is Improving Sanitation in his Community

Godfrey’s decision to invest in a toilet was derived from the love for his community and the fact that he is a leader who aspires to lead by example.

“Good sanitation is good for us all. On this note every person who comes to my hardware store is encouraged to improve their sanitation.” Says Godfrey Nkutu Mapala. Godfrey is the village chairman of Kibinga A who decided to invest in an improved toilet with a cement floor fixed with a SATO pan after attending a masons training.

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Sanitation Superheroes: The Gulper Man

Kampala is a city of over 3.5 million people and only an estimated 180km of sewer lines, certainly below what is needed. In rapidly expanding urban environments like Kampala, fixed-point sanitation solutions such as pit latrines and septic tanks must be emptied, and the waste disposed of hygienically to avoid spreading disease.

Case Studies

Promoting Latrine Sales in CLTS Interventions through Integrated Sanitation Marketing

In 2015, after a decade of approaching rural sanitation by subsidizing latrine construction with minimal results, the Government of Senegal launched a new strategy for rural sanitation defined by a transfer of responsibility for the acquisition of sanitation services to communities. This created an opportunity for market-based approaches for increased sanitation outcomes.

Global Waters Article

In Senegal, Sanitation Means Dignity

Like many of us, Fatou Badji balances a hectic schedule. She is the chairlady of a women’s group that sells onions and other essentials. She is also on the frontlines of addressing the global sanitation crisis.

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In Senegal, Sanitation Means Dignity

Like many of us, Fatou Badji balances a hectic schedule. She is the chairlady of a women's group that sells onions and other essentials. She is also on the frontlines of addressing the global sanitation crisis. 

Today, six in 10 people lack proper sanitation, costing economies $260 billion annually. Poor sanitation leads to the deaths of more than a quarter-million children annually, and affects the safety of women and girls. 

Water Currents

Water Currents: Sanitation Topics

Because sanitation uptake continues to lag behind drinking water in terms of access gains, development practitioners are taking a closer look at what has and hasn’t worked in the past, modifying approaches that delivered early wins but not sustainable gains in coverage, and making sanitation financing a priority.