Cookie tracking notice
Are we allowed to crumble with cookies and anonymous tracking?

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site (so called session cookies), while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). We use the application Matomo and the external service etracker to analyze your behavior on our website anonymously. Because we value your privacy, we are here with asking your permission to use the following technologies. You can change your settings any time via this link or the menu item in footer menu. For more information visit our Data Policy

Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation

ADB (2016)

Published in: 2016
Pages: 45

Asian Development Bank (ADB), Mandaluyong, Phillipines. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO. ISBN 978-92-9257-585-4


Uploaded by:
SuSanA Admin

Partner profile:
common upload


 Location of library entry

Financing sewerage and sanitation projects can be in several forms. In Kitakyushu, Japan, the central government provided subsidy to the city government in the construction of sewer lines and wastewater treatment plants. In Alandur, India, the municipality worked with a private sector partner in constructing and operating a sewerage treatment plant. In Dumaguete City, Philippines, the city government and the water district collaborated in constructing and operating the septage treatment plant and in the purchase of desludging trucks. In Baliwag, Philippines, the water district implemented a septage management project on its own, with the local government’s role limited to providing the regulatory regime and support to the advocacy campaign. In Kinoya, Fiji, methane generated by the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter in sludge of a sewerage treatment plant is recovered and earns certified emission reduction (CER) credits that result in increased revenues to the national government from the sale of CERs. Various approaches in financing on-site sanitation are also being utilized.

In Viet Nam, a sanitation revolving fund was set up to provide loans to low-income households for building on-site sanitation facilities. In Cambodia, microfinance loans for sanitation were piloted to address the challenge of reaching low-income households with improved sanitation solutions. In Maharashtra, India, sanitation campaign and awareness activities, which are conducted to generate demand and village-level mobilization, are combined with small hardware subsidies for the poorest households and monetary rewards for villages that achieve overall cleanliness. In Sri Lanka, subsidy and output-based aid (OBA) are utilized with the aim of increasing household access to sanitation. In Cambodia, the national biodigester program employs subsidy and carbon credits to encourage the use of biodigesters among farming communities. In Nepal, an OBA scheme uses performance based grants to support the delivery of basic services to poor households that have traditionally been left out or provided with poor quality service. Table 1 shows a summary of financing mechanisms adopted by the countries.

Bibliographic information

ADB (2016). Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation. Asian Development Bank (ADB), Mandaluyong, Phillipines. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO. ISBN 978-92-9257-585-4

Filter tags

East Asia & Pacific English Politicians and local decision makers Practitioners


Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation

Format: pdf file
Size: 2.42 MB

Share this page on    

Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 400 partners

Networks Circle


Latest SuSanA Blog Articles

SuSanA Blog »

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »




Resources and publications

Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:


The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.

Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Shit flow diagrams, excreta flow diagrams (291 SFDs worldwide)

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

Emersan eCompendium

Humanitarian Sanitation Hub

Sanitation Workers Knowledge and Learning Hub




Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »

Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »

Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member


Forgot your password?
Forgot your username?