Four different studies done by academics on some of the impacts of sanitation under the Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health programme in India

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Four different studies done by academics on some of the impacts of sanitation under the Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health programme in India

WASTE has posted four different studies done by academics on some of the impacts of sanitation under the Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health programme in India. Post awareness creation and sanitation demand generation, financial inclusion has made the demand effective. Demand has been matched with supply side activities that res have resulted in lowering cost, improving quality and employment creation for about 10,000 people. Till date well over 600,000 toilets have been constructed and are used in pockets of density in different states of India. This public private partnership is governed by a board comprising WASTE, Finish Society, Actiam, UNU, PwC, KPMG, Cashpor, RDO Trust, FSMC, and Government of India officials (rtd) above Euro 90 Million has been generated locally (micro finance, Government subsidies etc. - financial instruments are described elsewhere on Susana). Next to the above there has been quantitative and qualitative impact reporting by academics on FINISH or supported by FINISH.

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1. Paper on sanitation dynamics: toilet acquisition and its economic and social implications. There are many interesting observations including importance of price perception on sanitation uptake.
2. Paper on the gap between construction and usage of toilets. This study was financially supported by FINISH, but outside our programme area
3. Presentation on sanitation and child health in India; based on original primary data the relation between stunting and sanitation including gender aspects is shown
4. Presentation on the role of sanitation in rural communities in India - this colourful presentation using primary data compares two different areas in India with similar characteristics (high altitude, tea growing), one covered under FINISH an done outside FINISH
5. Notes from meeting (13/12/2016) on quantitative and qualitative impact reporting from FINISH (based on presentation 3. and 4.)

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Re: Four different studies done by academics on some of the impacts of sanitation under the Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health programme in India

Dear Valentin,

I read (quickly) through your shared documents and found them quite interesting. I also was at FSM4 in Chennai recently and saw that you had a poster presentation, but unfortunately did not find the chance to ask you in person.

Could you elaborate a little more in detail what your research is about?
In one document it says "Economic condition of a household, education, marital status and technology of existing toilet facilities have no significant effect on toilet use"
This I found quite interesting.

Where do you see the edge between public and governmental responsibility and private actors? Do you thing if "toilets are made sexy" (according to Jack Sim) the willingness for sanitation systems in households would increase? Is more marketing needed? And who should take the lead?
And, how would you rate the financial capacity of rural India?



Thank you in advance,
Maggie

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