Published in: 2015
Population Services International (PSI)
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This library entry contains background documents and results for a grant which John Sauer and Genevieve Kelly are supporting and which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Further information is available on the SuSanA discussion forum, see link below.
Population Services International (PSI) and Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) conducted in-depth landscape research to better understand the market system for sanitation and what conditions exist in the system to stimulate private sector performance, including public sector support. With the support of Hope Consulting, PSI conducted an analysis of the roles, opportunities, and challenges facing various actors (suppliers, influencers, financiers, etc.) in the market. Research findings were used to design a commercially viable business model for pay-for-use shared sanitation and emptying and transportation of faecal sludge. The model was designed to leverage the efforts by the MCC building their planning to design and build a sewage treatment plant for faecal sludge treatment and eventual reuse for agricultural purposes. Particular emphasis was placed on consumers, specifically women, who are most at risk from lack of safe sanitation access. PSI used the landscape results to identify ways to create an enabling environment for sanitation to ensure sustainable and equitable provision of sanitation services, increased availability of options for faecal sludge disposal, and improvements in the policy and regulatory frameworks that support improvements to urban sanitation.
Documents available for download below:
1 - Presentation on Urban Sanitation Market Research at the FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Jan. 2015 (by Pratt, E.; Kelly G.)
2 - PSI Liberia Sanitation Business Models. Business Model Design Session. (Market research report conducted by Hope Consulting), 17 April 2014
Various authors (2015). Using performance-based contracting to build a pay-for-use sanitation market in Monrovia, Liberia - Various documents on results from research grant. Population Services International (PSI)
English Faecal sludge treatment processes Peri-urban Sub-Saharan Africa Urban informal settlements (slums)
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