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Balancing financial viability and user affordability: an assessment of six WASH service delivery models

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 […]

Shared sanitation in Dhaka

Shared toilets as the path to health and dignity

Neil Jeffery, Chief Executive Officer, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor Tim Wainwright, Chief Executive, WaterAid Guangzhe Chen, Senior Director, Water Global Practice, World Bank Group This article was originally published on – read the original article here Mollar Bosti is a crowded slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, home to 10,000 people: garment workers, rickshaw […]

Don’t neglect shared latrines in drive for sanitation for all, agencies warn

WSUP joins WaterAid, World Bank and leading academics in urging donors, policymakers and planners not to neglect shared sanitation Where private household toilets aren’t yet an option, safe, well-managed shared toilets are a crucial step to further improvement Funding for safe, shared toilets in fast-growing developing-world cities is at risk of neglect from donors, policymakers […]

Can we get a toilet into every compound?

Last week, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) held a webinar to present insights from our ongoing work in improving sanitation in compounds in Kumasi and Ga West, Ghana. Around 60% of low-income households use public toilets in Kumasi. These facilities are often poorly maintained, unhygienic and unsafe, particularly for women using them […]