Advocating for investment in sanitation: is your jury still out?

Imagine standing in front of a group of 12 men and women, summoned to hear the case for and against investment in sanitation. They are non-experts. You are the specialist. You know the importance of sanitation for the dignity and health of millions of people who lack basic facilities. You believe you will do a good job of arguing the case that sanitation is an urgent development priority.

But are you sure? The profile of sanitation was raised during the UN International Year of Sanitation. And much of the stigma about discussion on the disposal of human faeces has been lifted. But are you ready to make the best of that platform – will you convince your jury?

Read morePeter Newborne, ODI blog, 07 April 2009

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