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The WASH Systems Academy

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Market-Based Sanitation

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Course objectives: By the end of the training, you will have a good understanding of the role of Market-Based Sanitation as part of strong water and sanitation systems needed to realise universal and sustainable sanitation services.

You will know:

  • What Market-Based Sanitation entails
  • Different approaches to applying Market-Based Sanitation
  • Market-Based Sanitation as an essential part of stronger WASH systems

Course content: Market-Based Sanitation (MBS) interventions are a promising approach to addressing (a part) of the global sanitation challenge sustainably and at scale. It is particularly suitable in settings in which households use traditional unimproved pit latrines but do not yet have access to affordable products and services to build an improved sanitation facility.

In this course, Market-Based Sanitation refers to strengthening the private sector in delivering products and services for the construction of improved onsite sanitation facilities, and to increase the willingness of end users to invest in the construction, upgrade, and/or maintenance of a toilet.

The course brings together the latest thinking from around the world and has been developed by IRC, with the support of USAID Transform WASH, in collaboration with PSI and Water For People. It will equip you with insights and tools on the role of Market-Based Sanitation in creating the strong systems needed for universal and lasting sanitation services.

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Session overview: This course is divided into 2 parts.

Part 1: The theory and key concepts

  • Session 1: From open defecation to lasting sanitation services
  • Session 2: Universal sanitation is more than just access
  • Session 3: Market-Based Sanitation for universal and lasting sanitation services

Part 2: Examples from the field

  • Session 4: Strengthening supply for Market-Based Sanitation
  • Session 5: Strengthening demand for Market-Based Sanitation
  • Session 6: Strengthening the WASH system to stimulate sanitation market development
  • Session 7: Unlocking finance for reaching the poorest with sanitation services

Length: On average, the course takes a minimum of 16 hours to complete. On demand the online course can be customised and combined with structured online support, with webinars and group work or as part of a blended approach in a face-to-face training workshop.

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USAID, PSI Ethiopia, One WASH Ethiopia, Plan Internation, SNV, IRC



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