sanitation marketing

Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA): Project Completion Report

This project completion report synthesises lessons learned from the implementation of the Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) project between 2012 and 2016. The objective of the project was to use an output-based approach (OBA) to accelerate household ownership of hygienic latrines, with a focus on the rural poor in Vietnam and Cambodia. The project was implemented by the East Meets West Foundation (EMW). 

Date: 4 November 2019
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Market-based sanitation: follow up from an AfricaSan side session

Many markets for sanitation goods and services in low-income countries remain poorly developed, calling for better quality programming at scale, and presenting opportunities for new approaches and partnerships. At AfricaSan5, UNICEF, USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation convened a side event that explored recent evidence and practice examples.

Date: 16 April 2019

Blog: AfricaSan 5: Financing sanitation and hygiene in Africa while leaving no one behind

The AfricaSan 5 Conference was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. Every three years it reunites policy-makers, development partners, donors and the private sector to discuss some of the most compelling issues of the sanitation and hygiene sector in order to look for joint learning, new opportunities and shared paths forward. This post presents some of the main discussions about financing the sector in Africa that were featured during the week and concludes with some reflections on how the sector can be financed while leaving no one behind.

Blog 3 of 3: Accelerating improved sanitation in Africa through market based approaches

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 series of three blogs is based on the discussions held on market shaping – including the current thinking, how it can increase uptake of improved sanitation facilities amongst the poorest households, and how it is being considered at the country level.

AfricaSan5 side event: Market-based Rural Sanitation

Date: 22 February 2019
Time: 8:30AM-9:00AM | Registration
          9:00AM-11:00AM | Side event
Venue: Park Inn by Radisson-29 Heerengracht Street, Foreshore (Heerengracht Conference Room)
(This event will be held in English)

Join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, and UNICEF for a side event on Market-based Rural Sanitation.

Blog 2 of 3: Sharing the SHAWN Project Experience in Nigeria

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 series of three blogs is based on the discussions held on market shaping – including the current thinking, how it can increase uptake of improved sanitation facilities amongst the poorest households, and how it is being considered at the country level.

Blog 1 of 3: Opportunities for market shaping in West and Central Africa

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 series of three blogs is based on the discussions held on market shaping – including the current thinking, how it can increase uptake of improved sanitation facilities amongst the poorest households, and how it is being considered at the country level.

WCAR Sanitation Industry Consultation

This consultation convened by UNICEF in Abuja, Nigeria from 13-15 November 2018, brought together industry, financial institutions, governments and development partners to discuss shaping sanitation markets in the West and Central Africa Region, with a focus on three countries: Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. This brief summarises the key points raised and next steps moving forward to strengthen sanitation markets in the region.

Headline recommendations (fully covered in the report):

Date: 4 February 2019
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Sanitation Market Shaping: Strategy Brief

One of the key programming approaches adopted in the UNICEF global strategy for WASH (2016-2030) is to build large-scale sustainable markets for sanitation goods and services that balance demand and supply.  Given that many markets in low-income countries are very weak and poorly developed, there is a need for governments and development partners to work together to influence and shape markets to ensure that products and services are available and affordable to those who need them.

Date: 4 February 2019

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