USAID WASHPaLS Webinar Explores Barriers to Effective Sanitation Enterprises
The provision of sustainable sanitation for all is one of the world’s most important development priorities, yet 4.5 billion people lack access to a safe toilet.
Past efforts to provide greater sanitation access, such as direct government provision and full, blanket subsidies for toilets, have proven to be ineffective or unsustainable in many developing countries, prompting some to focus on market-based sanitation (MBS) as an alternative.
However, market-based approaches have proven difficult to scale up.
Subhash Chennuri explores some of the barriers to scaling up MBS in “Designing Effective Sanitation Enterprises,” a recent webinar based on findings from a desk review of MBS development interventions from USAID’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS).
The review provides a new, more specific framework for understanding some of these barriers to scaling market-based sanitation.
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Mobilizing Additional Funds for Pro-Poor Water Services: An Exploration of Potential Models to Finance Safe Water Access in Support of Sustainable Development Goal 6.1. Urban Institute; Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 2018.
This report seeks to draw from the experiences of other sectors to answer the following question:
Where, outside of tariffs, can governments in developing countries and their development partners raise additional resources to sustainably finance safely managed water services in line with SDG ambitions?
After an extensive literature review and stakeholder interviews, we narrowed our focus to look at three models that seemed most promising for a sustainable subsidy approach:
- global philanthropy-led partnerships and funds
- solidarity levies (surtaxes)
- land value capture strategies
These three models have the potential to raise significant international and domestic resources, to fundamentally alter how donors and the private sector collaborate, and to yield reliable, automatic contributions without yearly renewals, allowing a longer planning and implementation horizon.
Webinar: Designing Effective Sanitation Enterprises
On September 26, the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability – (WASHPaLS) Project held this webinar and discussion on sanitation enterprises and design considerations.
WASHPaLS presents a detailed discussion of the elements of a sanitation enterprise including mechanisms and practices, design approaches, and key considerations based upon the findings a recent WASHPaLS desk review.
The presentation was followed by a panel discussion comprising Anddy Omoluabi and Nneka Akwunwa, WaterAid Nigeria; Geoff Revell, WaterSHED Cambodia; Sanjay Singh, PSI India; and Rishi Agarwal, FSG.
This webinar is a follow-up discussion from a previous WASHPaLS webinar, Scaling Market-Based Sanitation.
Webinar on Designing Effective Sanitation Enterprises
- Date: September 26, 2018
- Time: 8–9:30 a.m. EDT (New York time)
The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project invites you to a presentation and discussion on sanitation enterprises and design considerations.
This webinar will examine the elements of a sanitation enterprise, including mechanisms and practices, design approaches, and key considerations based on the findings of a recent WASHPaLS desk review, Scaling Market-Based Sanitation: Desk Review on Market-Based Rural Sanitation Development Programs.
The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Anddy Omoluabiand Nneka Akwunwa, WaterAid Nigeria; Geoff Revell, WaterSHED Cambodia; Sanjay Singh, PSI India; and Rishi Agarwal, FSG.
Click on the link to register.
Strengthening the business case for water, sanitation and hygiene – how to measure value for your business. WaterAid, August 2018.
In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, Diageo, GAP Inc., and Unilever have worked with PwC and ODI to develop a practical, step-by-step guide.
The guide will help companies understand the business value of their WASH investments and calculate their financial return on investment (ROI).
It is aimed at companies who are likely to have an established WASH programme and want to evidence the financial benefits of their WASH interventions. This may be to:
- Strengthen the internal case for future investment.
- Work with suppliers to scale up WASH programmes.
- Generate more business case data, which can be shared in a consistent format and used to catalyse action across the business community.
What can you do?
This guide provides an opportunity for progressive companies to take a lead, showcasing the incentives for business investment on WASH while catalysing action. WaterAid, Diageo, GAP Inc., and Unilever call on companies to use the guide and, most importantly, share the data they generate, and their learnings, with WaterAid.