The Market for Rural Sanitation, Tanzania

2014 - 2015 • Aquaya Institute

Purpose

What is the willingness-to-pay for improved sanitation flooring in rural Tanzania?

Activities

With support from the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank, Aquaya investigated supply chains for improved latrine slabs in rural Tanzania and measured consumer willingness-to-pay for different latrine slab products among 1, 500 randomly selected households in two districts. Forty village-level retailers also participated in the study.

Through its National Sanitation Campaign, Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is promoting concrete and plastic latrine slabs as a smooth, easily cleaned, and safe opening for pit latrines.

Aquaya assessed the potential for private business operators to increase the availability of these latrine slabs to households as part of the improved sanitation supply chain. This research allows Aquaya and the World Bank to evaluate roles for both the government and the private sector in addressing the need for sanitation solutions.

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Image: Latrine Slab Testing, Tanzania © Alicea Cock-Esteb - Aquaya Institute

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Health and hygiene Market development Product design and engineering Rural Rural Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania, United Republic of Technology comparisons Toilets or urinals (user interface) University, education or research institution

Aquaya Institute
Nairobi
Kenya


The Aquaya Institute is a non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to expanding safe water and sanitation access in developing countries through science and innovation. We deliver the knowledge and tools that are required to achieve universal access to safe water and sanitation.

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