Shaping the Sanitation Market with Product Innovations in Ghana

May 15, 2019  |  by ,

Over 10 million urban Ghanaians live with unimproved sanitation services or are openly defecating causing a severe public health concern according to WHO/UNICEF. The World Bank estimates that poor sanitation and hygiene in Ghana leads to $290 million in economic losses each year. While businesses are trying to address the sanitation crisis, they face several…

Can Selling Water and Sanitation Services to People Living in Poverty be Inclusive and Equitable?

March 22, 2019  |  by

Oxfam GB’s Senior Advisor on WASH Market Development, outlines the debate that took place at this year’s Water & Health Conference, and summarises the key areas where differing perspectives came together. This article was originally published by Oxfam, to view the original article, click here. By Tom Wildman  Market-based approaches to water and sanitation have grown…

Opportunities for market shaping in West and Central Africa

March 5, 2019  |  by

Last November UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Office, Supply Division and WASH Programme Division convened a regional sanitation industry consultation in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation brought together 100+ representatives from industry, financial institutions, governments and development partners. This blog is part of a series focused on the discussions held on market shaping – including…

Partnerships are Essential to Establish Disability-Inclusive WASH Programmes

February 11, 2019  |  by

This article was originally published on World Visions’s Asia P3 Hub. To view the original article, click here  By Karen Hobday Millions of people around the world are in a situation where safe drinking water is a luxury rather than provided as a basic human right. People with disabilities face even greater challenges when it…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs

January 15, 2019  |  by ,

This story is part of our article series on sustainable WASH finance and was originally published on the IPS News Agency blog. To view the original story, click here.   By John Garrett and Kathryn Tobin   Three years on from the watershed 2015 conferences in Addis Ababa, New York and Paris, the UN Secretary…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Financing the Sector in Challenging Countries

December 11, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Fixing the leaks to attract commercial investment for sustainable urban water services in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. This story was originally published on IRC’s blog. To view the original story, click here. By Rolfe Eberhard  I was struck by the clear consensus that emerged from the…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Finance and Marketing for CLTS and Rural WASH: Challenges and Opportunities in West and Central Africa

November 28, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. The CLTS Knowledge Hub held a four-day regional workshop in Saly, Senegal; the major aim was encouraging and engaging sanitation practitioners across fifteen West and Central African (WCA) countries for them to share knowledge and experiences, as well as challenges and innovations in regards to…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Money From Waste? Revamp Your View on Sanitation

November 13, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Over the next few weeks we will share innovative approaches to closing the financing gap for SDG6. This story was originally published on the World Bank’s Water Blog. To view the original article, click here. By Daniel Ddiba As an undergraduate student in Kampala, my…

Blunders, Bloopers and Foul-Ups: Sharing Failures in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programs

September 20, 2018  |  by , , ,

This week’s story features blunders, bloobers and foul-ups in WASH programming. It was originally published on the Engineering For Change blog. To view the original article, click here. Shit happens. It is known that international development programs don’t always go as planned, and the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector is no exception. Our programs often don’t…

Mobile Communities in Ethiopia Seek Fixed Solutions to Their Water and Sanitation Challenges

August 1, 2018  |  by

This week, we share a story on how pastoral communities in Ethiopia  make use of mobile technology to increase the efficiency of water point maintenance. This article originally appeared on USAID Global Waters. To view the original post, click here. By Wendy Putnam In many respects, Ethiopia’s lowlands represent the final frontier for the country’s ambitious…