Ghana sanitation financing


Project year: 2017 • Athena Infonomics

Purpose

To improve household access to financing products for toilets in the low income urban communities (LIUCs).

Activities

Ghana’s low access to adequate and safe compound sanitation signals a need for sanitation financing. It also suffers from an over-reliance on unhygienic public toilets, open defecation and inappropriate disposal of feces. WSUP is therefore implementing a citywide sanitation project using a holistic approach. It aims to improve sanitation outcomes under USAID’s Sanitation Service Delivery Program.

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Objectives

Athena’s study aimed to improve household access to financing products for toilets in the low income urban communities (LIUCs). It focused on providing micro-finance institutions (MFIs) a clear understanding of the most suitable customer segments for their toilet loan product. It also provided insights on cost incurred by households in accessing toilet loans and capture their perceptions of an ideal toilet loan.

Further information

Client: Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

Contact information

Chris Elliott
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Market development Other philantropist foundation Peri-urban Politicians and local decision makers Practitioners Private sector, including social enterprises Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa Toilets or urinals (user interface) Urban informal settlements (slums)

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Athena Infonomics
Rockville, MD
United States


Athena Infonomics is a data-driven global consultancy. We combine social science research methods and ICT tools to drive innovation in policies, processes and programs in international development. Athena Infonomics has offices in India and Washington, D.C., alongside program hubs across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Athena Infonomics has worked extensively in South Asia and East Africa in design and delivering new generation programmes on data ecosystem strengthening and WASH. Supported by an active network of distinguished industry veterans, policy makers, academicians and intellectuals, the team at Athena consists of a diverse mixture of educational and professional backgrounds from engineering, management, economics, statistics and development from some of the top educational institutions in the world. Athena distinguishes itself through an unflinching dedication to leveraging cutting-edge research methods and tools for modelling phenomenon and deriving solutions. Conceptual depth, analytical rigor and holistic multidisciplinary approaches characterize our solutions.

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