Taux d’accès de 100% par la conception: un outil d’analyse financière pour l’assainissement urbain

Evaluer de façon fiable le coût des différentes options d’assainissement est un défi essentiel pour la planification urbaine. Cette Note Pratique décrit un outil d’analyse financière fiable sous Excel qui calcule les coûts de différentes options pour atteindre un taux d’accès de 100% pour l’assainissement dans les zones à faible revenu ou non les zones […]

Financial analysis for sanitation planning: lessons from Dhaka

Plans for sanitation improvements often stall at an early stage due to the challenge of costing different sanitation options, leaving low-income communities without improved sanitation. To address this need, WSUP, IWA and local partners have developed a financial tool which helps planners get a preliminary understanding of the affordability of different sanitation improvement strategies. This […]

Dealing with land tenure and tenancy challenges in water and sanitation services delivery

WSUP’s work takes place in urban contexts with complex formal and informal land ownership arrangements, raising diverse challenges for water and sanitation service provision. For example, the people in most need of improved water and sanitation are often tenants, yet landlords may be unwilling to invest in better toilets. Similarly, improving these services often requires […]

Financing water and sanitation for the poor: six key solutions

Financing water and sanitation improvements for the very poor remains a major challenge across large areas of the globe. In the lead-up to World Water Forum 2012, sector specialists throughout the world have been asked to report specific measures for addressing this deficit. In this paper, WSUP and IRC propose six Key Solutions and urge […]

Progress-linked finance: a study of the feasibility and practicality of a proposed WASH financing approach

This report assesses the feasibility of a financing model, Progress-Linked Finance (PLF), designed to incentivise and support WASH service providers to meet the needs of poor urban residents in a financially sustainable manner. Under the PLF model, international financing institutions would enter into commitment agreements with urban WASH service providers, notably utilities and municipalities.

Clean Team, a human-centred approach to sanitation: initial trials in Ghana

Clean Team is a sanitation business currently being trialled by WSUP in Kumasi (Ghana), in collaboration with Unilever. Using human-centred design methods, it approaches urban sanitation from a radically new angle: asking people in low-income communities what sort of toilet they really want (for example, a flush toilet in their own home), and working from […]

Evaluating the health impact of urban WASH programmes: an affordable approach for enhancing effectiveness

This paper puts forward the case for more widespread evaluation of the health impacts of WASH interventions. It argues that more frequent evaluation would encourage investors and implementers to focus on impacts rather than outputs, and would enable more objective comparative assessment of the value-for-money of different types of urban WASH intervention. Importantly the paper […]

Delegated management of water and sanitation services in urban areas: experiences from Kumasi, Ghana

This Topic Brief focuses on a delegated management model developed in Kumasi (Ghana), where a WSUP-facilitated partnership between the water utility, the Metropolitan Assembly and a community management committee is starting to play a key role in expanding the provision of clean, affordable water and improved public toilet facilities in the low-income district of Kotei. […]