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TitleCommunity-managed sanitation services for the urban poor in Asia, Africa and Latin America : constraints to scaling-up of "islands of succes"
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBhatia, R
Pagination32 p. : 1 tab.
Date Published2004-01-01
PublisherNorway, Ministry of the Environment
Place PublishedOslo, Norway
Keywordsangola luanda, bangladesh chittagong, bangladesh dhaka, brazil, burkina faso, case studies, community management, financing, ghana ashanti region kumasi, india maharashtra bombay, india maharashtra pune, institutional aspects, low-income communities, orangi pilot project (karachi, pakistan), sanitation, sdiafr, sdiasi, sdilac, sdiman, sulabh shauchalaya latrines

This paper presents a review of successful experiences of community involvement and management in providing public sanitation services to the poor slum-dwellers as well as for meeting the needs of floating populations in cities. The seven experiences from Asia and Africa analysed are: [1] Sulabh International's Program of Community Toilet Complexes in India; [2] SPARC- assisted programs of community toilet blocks in India; [3] Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi in Pakistan; [4] Bangladesh urban sanitation program in Dhaka and Chittagong; [5] Ouagadougou Strategic Sanitation Plan in Burkina Faso; [6] Strategic sanitation program in Kumasi, Ghana; [7] Sanitation programs in Luanda, Angola and; [8] Condominial system in urban sanitation, Brazil. For each of these experiences, where ever available, some data are presented on the extent of coverage of sanitation services provided; sources of finance; financial viability of the institutions providing services; constraints to 'scaling-up' and key lessons learnt.

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