- PUBLICATION OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE WASH 4 ALL COMIC BOOK SERIES OFFERED FOR FREE ANNOUNCED BY HORIZON INTERNATIONAL AND MediaBFI. - by: jselendy September 16, 2014NEW HAVEN, CT. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 –The publication of “Schoolchildren Battle Malaria and Other Diseases,” the first edition of “WASH 4 All,” a comic book series being offered for free throughout the world announced was today by Horizon International and MediaBFI. “WASH 4 ALL” (water, sanitation and hygiene for all) comic book series and short animat […]
- A new short documentary film, "Behind The Data: The People Who Make Research Happen", on Sandec's YouTube channel! - by: donahupa September 16, 2014A new short documentary film, "Behind The Data: The People Who Make Research Happen" is available on the Sandec YouTube channel: The film, written and narrated by Liz Tilley, highlights the work done in rural communities by the people who were instrumental in collecting and recording data for a sanitation-based research project. These are the peopl […]
- Re: 2nd Edition of the Compendium of Sanitations Systems and Technologies is now available! - by: ulrichl September 16, 2014Dear all Thanks a lot for the feedback on our new Compendium! A few additional comments from my side: 1. Elisabeth: ..., and good luck with adding the French and Spanish (and any other languages) versions as well in the coming months. There will indeed be a French translation in the coming months (PDF version only). We would of course also support the produc […]
- Re: Request for literature on demand for investment in water services infrastructure - by: jonpar September 16, 2014Dear Sacchidananda, Thankyou for your posting to SuSanA forum. I am the lead of Working Group 2 on Finance and Economics. There is a fair amount of literature (published and grey) on this topic that is available. Please see www.susana.org/en/resources/library?vbl_...=&vbl_8%5B%5D=39 (this filters the library by WG 2 as a theme). The most comprehensive wo […]
- Re: AfricaSan 4: 19th SuSanA meeting cancelled! - by: secretariat September 16, 2014Dear all, As AfricaSan 4 has been postponed to May 2015, please note that the 19th SuSanA meeting will not take place during October 6-7, 2014 at Dakar Senegal. (Posted by Shobana)
- PUBLICATION OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE WASH 4 ALL COMIC BOOK SERIES OFFERED FOR FREE ANNOUNCED BY HORIZON INTERNATIONAL AND MediaBFI. - by: jselendy September 16, 2014
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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.