Utilities and local governments struggle to deliver safely managed sanitation to residents at the scale required to serve everyone in the city.
Sanitation SMEs have a critical role to play in helping to bridge the service gap, offering efficiency, innovation and flexibility to address complex issues.
But what role should the public sector play in providing incentives, easing market access and providing infrastructure to enable the private sector to enter the market?
Our new film on the SWEEP public-private partnership in Bangladesh, shows how this can work.
This film is part of a series looking at how to stimulate private sector involvement in on-site sanitation.
Read more in our new report: A guide to strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management.