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A guide to strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management

A guide to strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management

Published: Country: Bangladesh, Kenya, ZambiaLanguage: English

Experience from Bangladesh, Kenya and Zambia This Guide presents an introduction to conceptualising and strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management (FSM) services in low-income urban areas. It is based on WSUP’s experience working with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop market-based solutions for on-site sanitation services in the cities of Dhaka and […]

Theme: Faecal sludge management, Market development, Sanitation
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The PULA app: a customer acquisition and tracking tool for vacuum tanker businesses

Published: Country: Ghana, Kenya, ZambiaLanguage: English

Service providers involved in faecal sludge management (FSM) are held back by a lack of current data on their customer base, operating standards and levels of service. This Practice Note introduces PULA, an innovative mobile app now being developed to bridge the data gap. In WSUP’s experience, one key barrier to citywide FSM service provision […]

Theme: Faecal sludge management, Innovation, Tools and guidance
Water, crises and conflict in MENA

Water, crises and conflict in MENA: how can water service providers improve their resilience?

Published: Language: English

By the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UNICEF and WSUP Advisory Protracted conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have left tens of millions of people in need of humanitarian and development assistance to have access to water. But the capacity of local water service providers (state-owned and private) to […]

Theme: Climate change, Planning, Utilities
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Barriers and opportunities for sanitation SMEs: a study of the wider market system in Ghana

Published: Country: GhanaLanguage: English

This Topic Brief presents a study of the wider market barriers and opportunities facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in sanitation in Ghana. Conducted by i-San, the study aimed to understand the impact of these factors on the ability of businesses to reach low-income urban communities with appropriate products and services. Major barriers to entry […]

Theme: Container-based sanitation, Faecal sludge management, Market development, Sanitation
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The business case for investing in WASH

Published: Language: English

Sustainable Development Goal 6 seeks universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. The 2017 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme Report states; “Universal implies all settings, not only to households, but also schools, health care facilities, workplaces and other public spaces”. The private sector has a critical role to play in contributing to this compelling vision […]

Theme: Market development, WASH
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Balancing financial viability and user affordability: an assessment of six WASH service delivery models

Published: Country: Bangladesh, Madagascar, Mozambique, ZambiaLanguage: English

This Topic Brief presents assessments of the financial performance of six WSUP-supported WASH service delivery models in Bangladesh, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zambia. Each model has been developed in partnership with locally mandated service providers to facilitate sustainable, at-scale improvements to low-income urban populations. Locating the appropriate balance between financial viability and user affordability is at […]

Theme: Innovation, Market development, Public/shared toilets, Sanitation, Utilities, WASH, Water
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Public-private partnerships explained: urban sanitation service delivery in Zambia

Published: Country: ZambiaLanguage: English

This publication is part of a series examining the different ways in which public-private collaboration is being realised in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Zambia – three countries where WSUP is working with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to improve the enabling environment for urban and peri-urban Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) services. This report details the […]

Theme: Faecal sludge management, Market development, Public finance, Regulation, Sanitation, Utilities
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Public-private partnerships explained: urban sanitation service delivery in Kenya

Published: Country: KenyaLanguage: English

This publication is part of a series examining the different ways in which public-private collaboration is being realised in Bangladesh, Kenya and Zambia – three countries where WSUP is working with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to improve the enabling environment for urban and peri-urban faecal sludge management services. This report details the Kenyan […]

Theme: Faecal sludge management, Market development, Public finance, Regulation, Sanitation, Utilities
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Public-private partnerships explained: urban sanitation service delivery in Bangladesh

Published: Country: BangladeshLanguage: English

This publication is part of a series examining the different ways in which public-private collaboration is being realised in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Zambia – three countries where WSUP is working with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to improve the enabling environment for urban and peri-urban Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) services. This report details the […]

Theme: Faecal sludge management, Market development, Public finance, Regulation, Sanitation, Utilities

Situation analysis of the urban sanitation sector in Kenya

Published: Country: KenyaLanguage: English

This report, part of WSUP’s Urban Sanitation Research Initiative, explores the background to the urban sanitation sector in Kenya. Summary of findings: Kenya is one of Africa’s top 10 economies, experiencing strong urban growth amid deep institutional and governance reforms. A minority of urban residents use improved sanitation facilities as per the JMP definition, while […]

Theme: Faecal sludge management, Research, Sanitation, Urban Sanitation Research Initiative