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

Countries of activity

Location of main 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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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Biogas systems Capacity development Cities Constructed wetlands Decentralised wastewater treatment (e.g. DEWATS) Emptying and transport (non sewered) Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Faecal sludge treatment processes Market development Multilateral organisation Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Political processes and institutional aspects Practitioners Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Specific to one or several countries Technology comparisons Treatment of faecal sludge Treatment of wastewater or greywater Urban informal settlements (slums)


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