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A Baseline Study to Assess Faecal Sludge Management of Residential Premises in Selected Southern Cities of Bangladesh

Kabir, A. and Salahuddin, M. (2014)

Published in: 2014
Pages: 50

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Kabir, A. and Salahuddin, M.

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The main objective of this baseline study was to understand the current situation of faecal sludge management (FSM) and practices of residential premises in three cities in southern Bangladesh: Khulna, Kushtia and Jhenaidah. A second objective was to establish a benchmark for the FSM programme.

The baseline consists of two parts:
1) A quantitative part measuring access to sanitation, hygiene and FSM services at residential premises.
2) A qualitative part assessing the capacities and enabling environment factors affecting safe sanitation and FSM services.

This report covers the first part.
We collected information through a questionnaire survey of sampled households. We employed a stratified random sampling method designed to detect relatively small changes in the survey indicators with a satisfying degree of precision. To conduct the study, we gathered information on five impact indicators:

• Access to sanitary facilities
• Hygienic use and maintenance of sanitation facilities
• Access to hand washing with soap
• Safety of pit emptying and collection, and
• Safe treatment and disposal

Bibliographic information

Kabir, A. and Salahuddin, M. (2014). A Baseline Study to Assess Faecal Sludge Management of Residential Premises in Selected Southern Cities of Bangladesh. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

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Case studies in other formats Decentralised wastewater treatment (e.g. DEWATS) East Asia & Pacific English Faecal sludge treatment processes Faeces or faecal sludge Greywater or wastewater Peri-urban Urban (entire city)


A Baseline Study to Assess Faecal Sludge Management of Residential Premises in Selected Southern Cities of Bangladesh

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