SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:39:59 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: WG 2 Meeting In Stockholm Set: Join us Sunday, August 28, 2016, 14-15.30h, Scandic Klara Hotel - by: cecile http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18778-wg-2-meeting-in-stockholm-set-join-us-sunday-august-28-2016-14-1530h-scandic-klara-hotel#19145 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18778-wg-2-meeting-in-stockholm-set-join-us-sunday-august-28-2016-14-1530h-scandic-klara-hotel#19145 I had a look at their website and there is an upcoming webinar on October 5th (10 am London time) on the topic of Getting to scale for market systems for development programs.

beamexchange.org/community/events/details/536/

The webinar will present five different strategies or pathways for getting to scale. The examples/case studies are agricultural programs in Nigeria and Cambodia but I imagine that the strategies and analyses of supporting and hindering factors are also applicable to the WASH sector and other sectors tackled by the SDGs.]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:18:23 +0000
Re: WG 2 Meeting In Stockholm Set: Join us Sunday, August 28, 2016, 14-15.30h, Scandic Klara Hotel - by: jsauer http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18778-wg-2-meeting-in-stockholm-set-join-us-sunday-august-28-2016-14-1530h-scandic-klara-hotel#19124 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18778-wg-2-meeting-in-stockholm-set-join-us-sunday-august-28-2016-14-1530h-scandic-klara-hotel#19124
I wanted to provide a quick summary of the themes coming out of the working group 2 meeting discussion in Stockholm. Thank you to Katie Whitehouse from Oxfam for putting it together.

Communication - There is a need to articulate 'market development' clearly and consistently without over-simplifying its complexity and breadth of opportunities whilst demonstrating its value and applicability at different stakeholder levels

Role - we need to more clearly understand what role the sector is best suited to play if supporting market development

How our role shifts according to market system / WASH value chain maturity - coming to the last point raised, how do we support market development where value chains are weak or non-existent

Emphasizing the need to get market systems and needs/user/consumer analysis right and how to do it - in order to inform where we need to support market development within the market system and how to best design those programmes selected

As a next step we wanted to try to get a more robust conversation going within the Working Group and also define what outputs . As a start does anyone have any comments they'd like to share on the WG meeting summary?

I'd like to comment that as practitioners I recommend we all refresh our understanding of market development. I think the best place to do this is on the BEAM Exchange . Building Effective and Accessible Markets. I'd also like to comment that where value chains are weak or non-existent then we need to dig deeper into why the market is failing and understand the root causes, and then look at a partnership approach. We (sanitation people) might not always be the right people to address a market failure and that's okay. I think we also need to distinguish the conversation between development and humanitarian assistance. Yes these sectors can learn from each other, and it can be valuable to put a market development lens on in a humanitarian context, but there are clearly different things you can do in a development context vs. a humanitarian context. That said I think its important to continue to be clear what we mean by market development approach (that can clearly get confused quickly) and make sure practitioners are talking about the same thing in conversations. That might be something this working group can help do. If anyone has any requests on what outputs they'd like to see from WG2 that would be great as well. Please bear in mind that these outputs would need to be something that can be done with limited time and resources!

Thank you all for providing inputs and keeping the conversation going. I look forward to hearing from you all. If anyone would like to write me off line, please feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:17:59 +0000
WG 2 Meeting In Stockholm Set: Join us Sunday, August 28, 2016, 14-15.30h, Scandic Klara Hotel - by: jsauer http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18778-wg-2-meeting-in-stockholm-set-join-us-sunday-august-28-2016-14-1530h-scandic-klara-hotel#18778 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18778-wg-2-meeting-in-stockholm-set-join-us-sunday-august-28-2016-14-1530h-scandic-klara-hotel#18778
The WG2 Co-Leads Oxfam, Population Services International, WaterAid, and the SuSanA Secretariat look forward to welcoming you in Stockholm for the WG2 meeting titled: Sanitation Market Development Approaches in Action.

Join us for an interactive discussion and panel focused on lessons learned in market development with case studies from Africa and Asia.

Full agenda is attached. As a reminder, please register here.

Hope to see you soon!

John]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:43:43 +0000
Re: SuSanA library - recommended reads Working Group 2 on "Market Development" - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18699 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18699
So far we've not received any feedback as to which documents you find useful in your work that you would recommend to others.

All we are looking for is the title of the document and a sentence or two why you think this is a really useful document that others people should take time to look at.

I propose that you have until the end of this month to send your list of recommendations. thanks in advance for your contributions.

best regards,

Jonathan]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:37:42 +0000
Re: Key documents for the sub-category on market development in action - by: AdaOkoWilliams http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18648 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18648
Some additional learning/ Reading materials on the subject of markets, entrepreneurship and sanitation. I hope you find them interesting and useful too.

Kindly.
Ada]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:59:38 +0000
Re: Introducing John Sauer and PSI to SuSanA WG on Market Development - by: jsauer http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18344-introducing-john-sauer-and-psi-to-susana-wg-on-market-development#18468 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18344-introducing-john-sauer-and-psi-to-susana-wg-on-market-development#18468
To kick it off, I'm currently the senior technical advisor for WASH at PSI, which stands for Population Services International-- though these days PSI, while still active in contraception, is also working in multiple health areas including HIV and sexually transmitted infections, malaria, child health, maternal health and others. I've been working in the relief and development sector since 1993 and have been focused on WASH for the past 15 + years. At PSI I am primarily providing technical assistance to PSI’s platforms and local network members, including seeking to develop programmatic partnerships. I also work on new business for the sanitation program area.

My interest in WG2 is to support a community of practice focused on using making markets work for the poor (M4P) approaches for urban and rural sanitation that activate national and local government, private sector and civil society to deliver ongoing services. The idea is to find ways to learn from (and hopefully not repeat) mistakes and failure and accelerate progress towards the sanitation SDGs and find unique ways to work together.

PSI has recently become active in the sanitation market development space since 2012 in Bihar, India and are actively growing our portfolio in this area. We’ve now got another large program in Ghana, Benin and Cote d’Ivore and a newly started program in Senegal (our current portfolio is about $39 million cumulative in sanitation). We’ve also done some other sanitation marketing programs/human centered design/landscaping/BCC/hygiene work in Mali, Laos, Kenya, Malawi, Vietnam, Nepal, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, and Niger.

I think some of the major challenges the sector is facing is how to work at scale and how to work collectively towards these broader and bolder goals that are currently upon us (SDGs), given how current programs and organizations are defined and set up. We have to strive to keep pushing the envelope of the way in which we coordinate, the data and evidence we share, and the way we raise resources together to achieve broader (not just our own respective organizational) strategic objectives.

Specifically, I think we can get a better joint understanding of where and how sanitation markets aren’t working, and using this knowledge as the framework for understanding and developing more results driven partnerships.

In terms of a useful and interesting document, I would recommend a paper called “Making Sense of Messiness.” I think it is helpful because it outlines a measurement process and related tools for concretely knowing if program interventions are having the intended results in changing market systems.

Thank you again, Jonathan for this opportunity. I look forward to hear from others in the working group with answers to these kinds of questions as well. Take care.]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:23:21 +0000
Re: SuSanA library - recommended reads Working Group 2 on "Market Development" - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18460 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18460
Please send your shortlist of most important documents that you have found to be consistency useful over a period of time and please include a sentence or two as to why you think should be listed as WG2's top recommended reads.

If there are documents that you want to recommended that are not on this list of 52, feel free to to recommend them.

best regards,

Jonathan]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:14:42 +0000
Re: SuSanA library - recommended reads Working Group 2 on "Market Development" - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18427 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18427
Thanks for this, and I look forward to receiving feedback from this working group!

I just wanted to point out that people can apply a "double filter" in the SuSanA library to narrow down the 52 documents currently associated with Working Group 2 to those deemed most important, by ticking "WG2" AND "recommended by SuSanA" in the filter of the library.

This currently gives these 7 results:
www.susana.org/en/resources/library?vbl_...mp;vbl_10%5B18%5D=18

(we were looking for "Top 10" reads for each working group)

Happy to receive feedback.

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. We've done the same selection process for documents on topics of the other SuSanA working groups as well.]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:28:36 +0000
SuSanA library - recommended reads Working Group 2 on "Market Development" - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18424 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18424-susana-library-recommended-reads-working-group-2-on-qmarket-developmentq#18424
If you go to www.susana.org/en/resources/library you will find a huge array of documents for download. Why bother keeping them all on your hard drive when you can find all that you need on the SuSanA "cloud" ?

You can filter on a wide range of topics and themes - including technology, setting, region, language, type of resource, publisher as well as working group.

In the attached file, you will find 52 documents associated with Working Group 2 on "Market Development" (that's us !) listed in order of most popular viewed/downloaded). In case you are wondering, this working group was previously merged with the old Working Group on 'Finance and Economics').

I would like to give you the opportunity to look at this list and bring to the attention of the WG any documents that you consider to be recommended reads. Please circulate your shortlist of most important documents that you have found to be consistency useful over a period of time and please include a sentence or two as to why you think should be listed as WG2's top recommended reads.

If there are documents that you want to recommended that are not on this list of 52, feel free to to recommend them.

best regards,

Jonathan]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:25:34 +0000
Introducing John Sauer and PSI to SuSanA WG on Market Development - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18344-introducing-john-sauer-and-psi-to-susana-wg-on-market-development#18344 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/18344-introducing-john-sauer-and-psi-to-susana-wg-on-market-development#18344
www.susana.org/en/working-groups/market-development

Last week, I discussed with my fellow WG leads a plan of action to stimulate more activity between members of the group on the Forum. We realised that most of us have very little idea who is a member of the group, what our specific interests are, and what activities that we are currently doing that are relevant to the group.

Therefore, to kick off, I'd like to introduce John Sauer from PSI (www.psi.org/staff/john-sauer) and ask him a few questions so we can learn more about his interests and activities of PSI in relation to the objectives of the WG.

John - feel free to give us what information you think it most interesting and relevant, but to help guide your response, I am sending a few questions:

* Who are you? Who do you work for? and what do you do?
* Please tell us more about your organisation and your interest in WG2
* What programmes/activities are your organisation doing that are most relevant to WG2?
* What challenges/constraints are we facing with respect to market development?
* What would you recommend as the most useful/interesting document for WG members and why?

best regards,

Jonathan]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:47:08 +0000
Re: What do we aim to achieve in 2016 ?? (question to Working Group 2 on Market Development) - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17914 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17914
Following up from Ada's posting, I would encourage those of you working on projects/programmes involving different elements of market development to give us an update on what you are doing and where you are working.

Your activities may relate to either the supply (business development) or demand side (sanitation marketing) of the market, or the enabling (or disabling) environment in which the market lies.

It doesn't need to be a long posting, just a summary and highlight a few key points that you would like to raise with colleagues in the group. You may want to share you experiences about what is going well or perhaps describe what your main challenges are that you are facing.

So, let's hear from you !

best regards,

Jonathan]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Wed, 04 May 2016 10:37:00 +0000
Re: Proposed activities for the SuSanA Working Group 2 on Market Development - how do you envisage being involved in the group and how can you contribute. - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17913 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17913 WG 2 (Market development) Wed, 04 May 2016 10:31:13 +0000 Proposed activities for the SuSanA Working Group 2 on Market Development - how do you envisage being involved in the group and how can you contribute. - by: vpost http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17492 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17492 Thanks for sharing this. As part of the new year resolutions, I am trying to become more active in SuSana (my colleague Jan Spit being a good example). Let me share the forthcoming activities from my side that are relevant. Unfortunately my colleagues are not in, so I cannot ask them to supplement.

1) Knowledge, research and learning

We have started with a series of papers, totalling 6 on sanitation financing, so far we have done 2 out of 6, which are available on SuSanA: Paper 1 is here in the library: www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2438 and Paper 2 is here: www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2439

If you have comments on these two papers, please use this discussion thread for them:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/164-fi...and-finish-programme

2) Networking, collaboration and partnership

Financing sanitation and financing faecal sludge management - part of the online course of UNESCO -IHE / AIT etc.

3) Policy and advocacy.
Do not know if it fits here perfectly as one of our main thrusts is about the practice of market development for faecal sludge, but my guess is that it gives sufficient input for the policy work.

Best regards,

Valentin


Valentin Post
Finance Director

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WG 2 (Market development) Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:18:10 +0000
Re: What do we aim to achieve in 2016 ?? (question to Working Group 2 on Market Development) - by: AdaOkoWilliams http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17474 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17474
Thank you Jonathan for the stimulation to get this group going!

My quick suggestion on one of the things we can aim to achieve in 2016 around the themes would be a compilation of key project reports and documentation around market development from different organisations implementing projects and programmes in this regard.

The compilation will focus on highlighting emerging lessons, good practices and elements of iteration for quality and improvements.

I know this may be a difficult ask in terms of organisational culture around openly sharing on live projects, there is also the question of who will do this reviewing and compilation, we can work around that if members think this is a worthwhile venture.

Lets develop this idea a bit more and structure it together, Listening to hear form you all.
Kind regards,
Ada]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:01:07 +0000
What do we aim to achieve in 2016 ?? (question to Working Group 2 on Market Development) - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17351 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/55-wg-2-market-development/17351-what-do-we-aim-to-achieve-in-2016--question-to-working-group-2-on-market-development#17351
Our aim is to "promote understanding and uptake of approaches for market assessment, market based programming and financing mechanisms for sustainable sanitation service delivery".

I would therefore encourage you to consider what activity you will contribute towards to promote the activities of the working group on WASH market development.

I have previously proposed that we define the specific areas of activity related to where we are now and where we want to make progress to. Broadly speaking, these areas are:

1) Knowledge, research and learning
2) Networking, collaboration and partnership
3) Policy and advocacy.

(added by moderator: see also related thread on objectives of working groups here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/69-rel...susana-working-group)

In many cases, as we all have limited time. The best way to contribute is to utilise some activity that we are already working on. But each year we collectively try and make some achievement within each of these areas.

For example, one suggestion relating to "Knowledge, research and learning" would be to identify the Top 10 key documents / websites relevant to the topic of the WG.

Related to this we should ensure that library content (www.susana.org/library) for the WG is up to date (these are the documents that appear when you filter the library for our WG 2: www.susana.org/en/resources/library?vbl_...amp;vbl_8%5B39%5D=39) and we should use the SuSanA forum to make announcements regarding a change in WG lead, upcoming meetings, minutes of meetings.

Please consider my request, and let's hear from you about what your expectations are from the WG.

best regards,

Jonathan]]>
WG 2 (Market development) Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:30:40 +0000