- Re: Inter-sectoral collaboration - by: Sowmya July 24, 2014Dear all, I had posted the above message originally in the category of Working Group 1 (Capacity Development), because it relates to enhancing our capacity to collaborate across sectors for reaching solutions and impact faster. Elisabeth has now opened a new thread for this topic, which I think is better because we should put our focus on the sector first (p […]
- Re: Upgrade human waste to fuel gas with plasma-driven gasification & human centered design of toilet facility (TU Delft, The Netherlands and India), RTTC Round 2 - by: jansengerwin July 24, 2014Please find below the latest info you can get on our work for the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: www.tudelft.nl/reinventthetoilet
- Re: Games for Urine Diversion Toilets - by: inajurga July 24, 2014ah, and i wanted to share a picture of the WASH United World Toilet Cup adapted for a Sanergy WASH in Schools project. Urine-diversion toilet
- Re: Games for Urine Diversion Toilets - by: inajurga July 24, 2014Dear Cecilia Thank you ! for the link as well for the compliments. what a fun exhibition - would love to visit it!!!! we also do have a shit-hat here in the office , and me have a golden one =) strictly speaking, playing a "shithead" might not be the a good message, but what i do love is that one "dives" into the unknown sewer & waste […]
- Re: New article: Why clean the toilet if others don't? Using a social dilemma approach to understand users of shared toilets (in urban slums) - by: christoph July 24, 2014Dear Hansi, thanks for posting. I rembember we had some conversation about www.nadel.ethz.ch/publikationen/policy_b..._improved_2_2012.pdf somewhere here in Sussana (Elisabeth do you remember?) and I found it sad that we did not have more input. At that time papers were in preparation. Are you able to share a little bit more of data? Especially about the que […]
- Re: Inter-sectoral collaboration - by: Sowmya July 24, 2014
- SuSanA news mail May 2014 June 2, 2014Dear SuSanA members and partners, The May news mail with the latest news from SuSanA and SuSanA partners was sent to 4939 subscribers and contained the following topics: 1. New Head of the SuSanA secretariat! (http://www.susana.org/lang-en/news/news-mail-archive/2014/256-2014-newsletter/937-susana-news-mail-may-2014#1._new_head_of_the_SuSanA_secretariat) As […]
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014Dear SuSanA members and partners, This news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. The newsmail is sent to 4688 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA cities working group meeting in Delhi, India on 23 March 2014 2. SuSanA Breaking the taboo sanitation cartoon competition 3. Preparation underway to launc […]
- SuSanA news mail May 2014 June 2, 2014
Add to favourites
Tag Archives: financing
Small-scale finance for water and sanitation, 2012. SHARE.
This report identifies ways in which governments and External Support Agencies can increase access to finance for small-scale WATSAN providers, by channelling public funding to support the market and leverage private sector financing. The ultimate objective in doing so is to increase access to services for poor households, who either invest in the services themselves or rely on small-scale providers.
This issue of the WASHplus Weekly contains case studies and evaluations of financing methods for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) projects. Included in the WASH sector is an IRC review of sanitation financing models, a GTZ review on financing rural water supply, and case studies from Kenya and Mali. Please let WASHplus know if you have additional resources on this topic or suggestions for future issues of the Weekly.
Financing Household On-Site Sanitation for the Poor, 2011. Water and Sanitation Program
Public funding can trigger significantly increased access to household sanitation. Public investments of varying forms enabled an absolute increase in the fraction of the target population gaining access to sanitation, which varied between 20 and 70 percent. Each of the programs enabled significant numbers of people to improve their sanitation—from the largest (more than 21 million gained access in Maharashtra) to the smallest (more than 140,000 in Ecuador). Although sanitation projects have earned a reputation as difficult and often ineffective, there is compelling evidence that government investment can yield results.
The different financing strategies adopted had a profound influence on equity, scale, sustainability, levels of service, and costs. No project represented a “silver bullet” approach that can be replicated globally: different models will be more appropriate based on specific project objectives. One indicator of the effectiveness of public finance use is the number of households gaining basic access per US$1,000 of public funding. Like most indicators, this ration cannot tell the whole story by itself because both the levels of service offered and the costs varied between projects. Nevertheless, it is revealing that in rural Bangladesh, US$1,000 of public investments resulted in improved sanitation for 135 households, while in Senegal the same public funding only served 1.6 households with improved sanitation.
A common pass book we know is one that contains cash deposits and withdrawal amounts in detail, but in the Entrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative in the town of Pavia, they issue pass books indicating kilos of bottles, plastics, and recyclables items as deposits.
The pass books belong to women entrepreneurs called Eco-Savers, majority women vendors and microenterprise operators, who in partnership with the local government of Pavia, are discharged with the responsibility of managing the town’s solid wastes, especially those generated in the public market.
Joy Palmada, manager of the cooperative, proudly shows the bundles of pass books to visitors and clients and those interested how the scheme works and how it has made Pavia a garbage-free municipality.
Just as several flagship development projects like the construction of rural roads have been hit by rising input costs, the government has been forced to take a hard look at its cost estimates for building toilets for families below the poverty line in rural India. Soaring steel and cement prices have already hit the Centre’s toilet targets under the total sanitation campaign (TSC) in recent months.
See also: see also Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in the XI Plan, PIB, 22 Aug 2008
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre organises a symposium ‘Sanitation for the Urban Poor: Governance and Partnerships’, from 19 – 21 November 2008, in Delft, the Netherlands. Abstracts for the symposium papers on the following five topics – urban governance and sanitation, innovative finance for sanitation, partnerships for sanitation, dynamics of urban settlements, and technological options – can be sent before May 31, 2008.