Sanitation topics – Water Currents, February 21, 2020

Because sanitation uptake continues to lag behind drinking water in terms of access gains, development practitioners are taking a closer look at what has and hasn’t worked in the past, modifying approaches that delivered early wins but not sustainable gains in coverage, and making sanitation financing a priority.
USAID is doing its part to fill evidence gaps related to sanitation and behavior change and support the reduction of open defecation and movement of communities up the sanitation ladder by identifying, researching, and sharing best practices for the delivery of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services and sustained behavior change.

The Agency has also made it a priority to close financing gaps to help countries achieve universal access to WASH services through sustainable and creditworthy business models, increased public funding, and expanded market finance for infrastructure investment.
This issue contains recent studies and resources on a variety of sanitation-related topics such as market-based sanitation, community-led total sanitation, fecal sludge management, sanitation financing, and others.

Read the complete issue.

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