The past decades have seen a growing appreciation of the role of market-based approaches in driving global development. Many coalitions of public and private players have emerged to promote them. How best to trigger and support these market-based approaches? How to leverage the expertise and resources of diverse members in coalitions? This paper presents insights from the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), a young alliance that catalyses and accelerates market-based sanitation initiatives.
The article captures early experiences from the Selling Sanitation
initiative, a partnership between International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank’s Water & Sanitation Program (WSP). Using a market transformation approach,
Selling Sanitation is demonstrating strong potential to unlock new market opportunities and dramatically increase access to sanitation for low-income consumers.
Issue 13 of Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) on “Faecal sludge management” presents studies from different regions that mainly show the non-existence of faecal sludge management in most regions. It includes four papers: the analysis of faecal sludge management in three cities in Bangladesh, the analysis of faecal sludge management in two cities in Cameroon, the description of the development of an optimized sludge management system in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and the description the LaDePa machine in South Africa.
Private sanitation providers, from retailers to masons, from public toilet operators to latrine emptying businesses, are of vital importance to medium- and lower-income communities. Unlike in the water sector, where there is much debate over private versus public provision, the key issue is how to combine a largely private relationship with an appropriate regulatory and supportive role from the public sector. This article discusses the situation from the perspective of sanitation professionals, suggesting concrete ways to strengthen the urban sanitation market and thus accelerate progress towards a key pillar of human development.
The marketing training module objectives are to understand the basic characteristics of sanitation marketing, to review the products and services that can be sold, to demonstrate that sanitation is a business, to introduce selling techniques, and to develop an individual sanitation marketing business plan. The training module is based on experiences of sanitation marketing in Indonesia.
Perhaps it could help us if you share more background about the research you are doing. Is it for a MSc degree? Do you already have a research proposal or perhaps already some presentations?
which do you think more determining factor is it saving or income that matters on sanitation investment