This report compares and draws lessons from two innovative urban sanitation projects in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Kumasi, Ghana.
|Title||A comparative case study of Ouagadougou and Kumasi sanitation projects|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Pagination||99 p.: fig., ill., map, tab.|
|Publisher||World Bank Regional Water and Sanitation Group West Africa|
|Place Published||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|Keywords||burkina faso ouagadougou, cab94/6, case studies, cost recovery, demonstration projects, ghana ashanti region kumasi, health education, institutional framework, latrines, private sector, public toilets, sanitation, sewage, social marketing, urban areas, willingness to pay|
This report compares and draws lessons from two innovative urban sanitation projects in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Kumasi, Ghana. The analysis of the projects at the end of the pilot phase emphasizes the development of a sanitation strategy at city level, the identification of solutions, and the testing of recommendations. It covers the roles of decision makers, city authorities, donors, and all key participants in the urban environment. The report begins by comparing the urban context of both cities using statistical charts of housing stock and existing sanitation facilities, and by outlining the institutional framework of responsibility for sanitation. The process of implementation described includes the use of studies: technical, financial, institutional; a willingness to pay survey; and a situational analysis including financial and cost recovery charts. The report also outlines methods of health education through media and social marketing, the process of building public latrines and sewage systems, and the organization of public and private financing. The study concludes that both projects were successful in the choice of simple and cost-effective technologies, local involvement, education and in financial viability. Improvements needed include reduction of cost price, education on maintenance, and an environmental impact assessment study.
|Notes||Translation of the original case study in French (isn 13318, callno. 305.40 94ET)|
|Custom 1||305.40, 824|