This book is based on a detailed study of sanitation in twelve poor, urban settlements in southern Africa.
|Building links for improved sanitation in poor urban settlements : recommendations from research in southern Africa
|Year of Publication
|Fawcett, B, Manase, G, Mulenga, M
|xii, 71 p. : boxes, fig., photogr., tab.
|Institute of Irrigation and Development Studies (IIDS), University of Southampton
|access to sanitation, communication, consumer demand, demand responsive approaches, economic aspects, institutional aspects, low-income communities, policies, research, sanitation, sdiafr, sdiman, sdipol, south africa, urban areas, zambia, zimbabwe
This book is based on a detailed study of sanitation in twelve poor, urban settlements in southern Africa. It identifies the many impediments to better communication between urban sanitation agencies and the needs of poor communities by identifying key areas and recommending interventions, in some cases in the short-term, and in others over much longer timescales, that should make agencies more responsive to community needs. The recommendations are addressed both to policy-makers and to those working in a wide range of agencies to promote, plan and implement the development of effective urban sanitation with communities living in poverty. The analysis includes consideration of a wide range of experiences throughout the developing world. It is therefore hoped that the issues discussed and recommendations made are relevant to the numerous, growing, informal urban settlements throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.