Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF)

2013 - 2018 • Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Contributing to a healthier, more productive urban poor in Asia through supporting innovations in policies, business models, and technologies for sanitation and septage management services


ADB’s support to sanitation:

Water Financing Program
• Sanitation Trust Fund: Financial contribution from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
• Non-sewer sanitation solutions

Pilot and Demonstration Activity:
• Innovative technologies
• Policy reforms
• Capacity development
• Knowledge products

Water Operators Partnerships:
• Twins weak and strong utilities
• Objective: Adopt mentor’s best practices

Promoting Innovations in Wastewater Management:
• Website
• Case studies
• Project development
• Technology datasheets
• Videos
• Toolkits


Detailed location of main activity  Countries of activity


The purpose of the project is to contribute to a healthier, more productive urban poor in Asia through supporting innovations in policies, business models, and technologies for sanitation and septage management services.

Further information

Example of Vietnam:

Ongoing Sanitation Work
- CDTA7885-VIE: Support to Central and Local
Governments to Implement Urban Environment
Programs ($2 million, 2012 to 2015) with Ministry of
Construction (ATI/MABUTIP)
- City Sanitation Strategies: 10 cities (2014 - 2015)
- Options Studies: 3 Cities - Planning for decentralized
wastewater management & Septage Management

Policy Issues:
- Institutional,
- Social,
- Technical,
- Financial

Viet Nam ADB Sanitation Strategy:

Capacity Building, Pilots, Policy & Planning (2010 – 2015)
Large Cities (15): Ongoing central wastewater projects
(up to 60% coverage) by Donors:
Plan decentralized ww for peri-urban areas and septage
management (2015 – 2025 ++)
Secondary Cities (50,000 to 250,000):
Plan decentralized ww & septage management (2015 – 2025 ++)
Small Towns and Communes ( 50,000):
Septage management (2015 – 2025 ++)


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