Key BPD documents on sanitation partnerships
Partnerships for sanitation (overview paper) | full report
A review of the specific challenges of on-site sanitation and three distinct roles that partnerships can play.
On-site sanitation is often the only feasible solution for poor urban communities. Yet that is only half the challenge; how do we make sure waste does not pollute the community, threatening both health and the environment?
Landlord or tenant?
Selling sanitation to households is a promising solution, but many millions of urban dwellers only rent their property. How do we deal with this widespread challenge?
To let or toilet? Is that the question?
More on the hidden challenges of selling sanitation in the context of rented accommodation.
Report from a roundtable of organisations that upgrade slums, sanitation specialists, partnership practitioners and rental experts.
Sanitation as a business
The discussion around ‘sanitation as a business’ is gaining considerable momentum. Yet the term is so broad that it is sometimes difficult to have conversations that actually contribute to greater understanding and learning across programmes. In this paper for BPD and SEI, David Schaub-Jones takes one aspect of the debate - emptying and transport - and uses this to highlight some of the issues and broader trends that affect the entire ‘urban sanitation market’.