New research programme to focus on sanitation in Bangladesh, Ghana and Kenya

What is innovation and where does it come from? It’s not just about good ideas – after all, when it comes to international development, plenty of strong concepts don’t translate into widespread sector change or (crucially) improve the situations of those we are trying to help. Truly innovative ideas are those that transform into workable […]


New impact valuation techniques in Antananarivo

At WSUP, we believe that our work has a wide range of impacts. Although many of these are logically straightforward, they can be very difficult to value in practice. How do you measure the wider impact on health, the economy and general wellbeing associated with providing a person with clean water? Total Impact Measurement and […]


Research for urban sanitation: where next

Blog by Guy Norman, Director of Research & Evaluation Yesterday at the Water & Health Conference 2015 at the University of North Carolina (UNC), we ran an interesting session around “where next?” for urban sanitation research. “We” means myself and inspiring colleague Radu Ban of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation… though I stress that […]


The MapSan trial: a controlled before and after study of shared sanitation in Maputo

If you’ve been following WSUP’s research activities, you’ll know that one of our most exciting pieces of work is the evaluation of the health impacts of our sanitation programme in Maputo (Mozambique). This major study, funded by USAID, is being led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The research is looking at a […]