Keep It Simple, Sanitation – experiences of app development

July 24, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

By Rosie Renouf, Research Officer, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) Going to the toilet hasn’t changed much over the last few millennia and the nuts and bolts of the biological side of it are unlikely to change anytime soon. What has changed over the last 20 years of so, though, is our ability…

AfricaSan 5: Financing Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa While Leaving No One Behind

July 17, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

This blog post was written by an independent WASH consultant. It was originally published by CLTS Knowledge Hub, to view the original post, click here. By Florencia Rieiro  The AfricaSan 5 Conference was held in February in Cape Town, South Africa. Every three years it reunites policy-makers, development partners, donors and the private sector to discuss…

A Year-Two Update on Leveraging Savings Groups for Water Point Sustainability

May 28, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

By Chris Prottas Forty five percent of wells in rural Uganda are broken. The majority fall into disuse after several years of inadequate maintenance. In communities where two-thirds of households lack cash savings, the challenge of collectively saving for future repairs is evident. Yet savings groups have a long history helping the poorest rural communities…

Shaping the Sanitation Market with Product Innovations in Ghana

May 15, 2019  |  by ,  |  Add a comment»

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  |  Add a comment»

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  |  Add a comment»

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  |  Add a comment»

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 ,  |  Add a comment»

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  |  Add a comment»

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  |  Add a comment»

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…