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SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Blended Finance for Water Infrastructure: Hope or Hype?

November 8th 2018 at 15:40

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Alex Money shares why more catalytic innovation is needed to have a transformative impact. This story was originally published on IRC’s blog. To view the original story, click here. By Alex Money  What is blended finance? Blended finance is a somewhat amorphous concept. A simple definition…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Money From Waste? Revamp Your View on Sanitation

November 13th 2018 at 14:20

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Over the next few weeks we will share innovative approaches to closing the financing gap for SDG6. This story was originally published on the World Bank’s Water Blog. To view the original article, click here. By Daniel Ddiba As an undergraduate student in Kampala, my…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Finance and Marketing for CLTS and Rural WASH: Challenges and Opportunities in West and Central Africa

November 28th 2018 at 13:48

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. The CLTS Knowledge Hub held a four-day regional workshop in Saly, Senegal; the major aim was encouraging and engaging sanitation practitioners across fifteen West and Central African (WCA) countries for them to share knowledge and experiences, as well as challenges and innovations in regards to…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Customers, Not Beneficiaries: Shifting Our perception of the Urban Poor and their Ability to Participate Financially in Water and Sanitation Service Delivery

December 7th 2018 at 18:41

By Kirk Anderson With nearly 1 billion people worldwide lacking access to clean water and more than 2 billion lacking access to a toilet, achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Access to clean water and sanitation for all people) is a monumental task. The world needs strategies and mechanisms that move us forward quickly and sustainably.…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Financing the Sector in Challenging Countries

December 11th 2018 at 15:59

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Fixing the leaks to attract commercial investment for sustainable urban water services in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. This story was originally published on IRC’s blog. To view the original story, click here. By Rolfe Eberhard  I was struck by the clear consensus that emerged from the…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Want to Build Human Capital? Invest in WASH

December 18th 2018 at 14:57

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. At the World Bank Group annual meeting of finance ministers, donors and civil society representatives in October one buzzword was present everywhere – ‘human capital’. Dan Jones, Advocacy Coordinator at WaterAid UK, argues that investing in water, sanitation and hygiene shouldn’t be overlooked. This story was…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Blended Finance Beyond the Hype

January 3rd 2019 at 15:11

This Conference Perspective from the OECD – GIZ Conference: Closing the gap for water in line with SDG ambitions: the role of blended finance, 4-5 October 2018, Eschborn, Germany is part of our article series on sustainable WASH finance. This story was originally published on IRC’s blog. To view the original post, click here. By…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs

January 15th 2019 at 14:17

This story is part of our article series on sustainable WASH finance and was originally published on the IPS News Agency blog. To view the original story, click here.   By John Garrett and Kathryn Tobin   Three years on from the watershed 2015 conferences in Addis Ababa, New York and Paris, the UN Secretary…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Private Sector, Will You Dance?

January 22nd 2019 at 19:28

This story is part of our article series on sustainable WASH finance and was originally published on the Toiletboard blog. To view the original story, click here.  By John Sauer With 2020 on the doorstep, the global sanitation “toilet” community is becoming all too aware that without significant, annual changes in progress, there will be no…

Partnerships are Essential to Establish Disability-Inclusive WASH Programmes

February 11th 2019 at 13:58

This article was originally published on World Visions’s Asia P3 Hub. To view the original article, click here  By Karen Hobday Millions of people around the world are in a situation where safe drinking water is a luxury rather than provided as a basic human right. People with disabilities face even greater challenges when it…

Moving Beyond Just Building Toilets

February 19th 2019 at 18:50

Though the statistics and numbers from the Swachh Bharat Mission indicate success, there are still gaps within the programme that need to be examined. This story was originally pubished by IDR, to view the original article, click here. By Pratima Joshi  One of the most laudable initiatives of the current government’s regime is the Swachh…

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Issue Insight on WASH

February 27th 2019 at 16:28

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has compiled a brief Issue Insight on WASH, tailored to funders focused on how funders can support safe access to water in disasters. This issue brief was originally published on CDP’s website. To view the original story, click here. Water is one of the most necessary elements for life, yet…

Opportunities for market shaping in West and Central Africa

March 5th 2019 at 15:44

Last November UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Office, Supply Division and WASH Programme Division convened a regional sanitation industry consultation in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation brought together 100+ representatives from industry, financial institutions, governments and development partners. This blog is part of a series focused on the discussions held on market shaping – including…

Can Selling Water and Sanitation Services to People Living in Poverty be Inclusive and Equitable?

March 22nd 2019 at 14:56

Oxfam GB’s Senior Advisor on WASH Market Development, outlines the debate that took place at this year’s Water & Health Conference, and summarises the key areas where differing perspectives came together. This article was originally published by Oxfam, to view the original article, click here. By Tom Wildman  Market-based approaches to water and sanitation have grown…

All in a Clay’s Work for Clean Water With Ceramic Pot Filters

April 16th 2019 at 14:46

This story was originally published on the CAWST blog. To view the original story, click here. By Ana Hoepfner In partnership with Potters for Peace, CAWST co-developed a hands-on course in Ceramic Pot Filter production, and last September we co-facilitated it together at Adamah Art Studios in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA. We designed this two-week intensive course…

How Design Decisions Affect the Usability of Sanitation Devices

April 18th 2019 at 11:41

This story was originally published by Engineering for Change. To view the original story, click here.  By Megan Richardson  Design decisions have created limitations in sanitation products for underserved communities. These decisions affect who uses the products, how they are best used and where. Most sanitation products aim to improve users’ health and comfort while…

Applying Human-Centred Design to Facilitate Hand-washing in Indonesia

April 23rd 2019 at 11:43

This story was originally published by Asia P3 Hub. To view the original article, click here. By James Bourne I turned up in Indonesia not knowing what to expect, slightly daunted by the expectations of being the ‘expert engineer from England’. The project was innovative for all involved: for me, it was a first to…

Building Long-Term Sanitation Solutions

May 13th 2019 at 12:32

Around the world, one in two people live in an urban area. And, between now and 2050, three countries—India, China, and Nigeria—are expected to account for 35 percent of the growth in the world’s urban population, with India adding the most to this, a projected 416 million urban dwellers. Managing human feacal waste in India…

Shaping the Sanitation Market with Product Innovations in Ghana

May 15th 2019 at 12:48

Over 10 million urban Ghanaians live with unimproved sanitation services or are openly defecating causing a severe public health concern according to WHO/UNICEF. The World Bank estimates that poor sanitation and hygiene in Ghana leads to $290 million in economic losses each year. While businesses are trying to address the sanitation crisis, they face several…

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