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Monday, May 19, 2014

Downstream of the Toilet: Transforming Poo into Profit

WASHplus engaged in the NGO Practica to design and pilot a private-sector service delivery model to sustainably manage fecal sludge generated in Ambositra, Madagascar, using low-cost decentralised technologies.  

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Making Sanitation Work: The Bangladesh Story

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) has been designing and implementing sanitation marketing in Bangladesh since 2008. It enables consumers to improve their sanitation status, from low-quality, unhygienic latrines to high-quality, hygienic and user-friendly latrines, along with other healthy practices. 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SanMark in Ethiopia - Opportunities and challenges

Sanitation Marketing in Ethiopia, like many other places, is still in its infancy and as a sector we have a lot to learn.  It is becoming increasingly clear that sanitation marketing can play a role in Ethiopia in supporting the construction of improved latrines.  However the question of how sanitation marketing links with ongoing demand creation and behavior change activities is still to be answered.  In addition, while there are some encouraging signs in relation to the enabling environment needed to support sanitation marketing, the conditions that are required to support the engagement of the private sector to effectively be taken sanitation marketing to scale are still unclear. 

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Expanding coverage of WASH infrastructure and hygiene in Madagascar

WASHplus - Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

WSP-IFC Selling Sanitation Initiative with the Kenyan Ministry of Health

The new Sanitation Market Briefs (each 4 pages) recently released by the WSP-IFC Selling Sanitation initiative with the Kenyan Ministry of Health have just been released: 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Catalysing Sanitation Businesses

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Water For People is implementing Sanitation as a Business (SAAB), a market‐based approach to sanitation intended to explore different methodologies for catalyzing and facilitating sanitation businesses in developing countries. It is a 4-year project ending July 2014 under which Water For People is working through Business Development Service (BDS) firms. BDS are for‐profit, private sector firms, who serve as the primary program implementers and are the main point of contact for sanitation entrepreneurs receiving support in business planning and expansion. SAAB is currently being implemented in seven different countries: Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda in Africa; Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador in South America; and Bihar and West Bengal in India.   

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sierra Leonean Stimulating Sanitation Success

Interview with Steven Bockarie, Programme Officer, GOAL Sierra Leone 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sanitation marketing in Bangladesh

NGOs, lending agencies, and the public sector are hard at work in meeting the global sanitation target. But what about the private sector, and what about the families that do not want to wait for the next NGO to knock on their door with a better toilet? Over the past couple of years, the Water and Sanitation Program’s (WSP) Sanitation Marketing strategy in Bangladesh has tried to address these concerns by stimulating the supply and demand of hygienic sanitation facilities through the mobilization of local entrepreneurs. The objective of Sanitation Marketing is for families to have the desire and the agency to move up the sanitation ladder on their own. 

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Is there a sustainable business case for sanitation?

Post ThumbnailSmall scale entrepreneurs are springing up around the world with the aim of tackling the problems of open defecation and processing faecal waste and urine. There is energy and enthusiasm for this taking place globally that we have documented readily throughout this website. 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Using economics to improve service delivery along the sanitation value chain

This article by Sophie Tremolet, commissioned by the SHARE Research Consortium, aims to identify how market failures affect the ability to extend appropriate and sustainable sanitation services alongside the entire sanitation value chain.  

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