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Facilitating the introduction of new sanitation products into the Ethiopian market

This learning note describes the process followed by USAID Transform WASH to facilitate the introduction of SATO pans and plastic slabs to the Ethiopian market, including challenges and lessons learned. The lessons may be helpful for others involved in the introduction of sanitation products and services to low-income populations through market development approaches.

TitleFacilitating the introduction of new sanitation products into the Ethiopian market
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKebede, A, Narracott, A.
Secondary TitleUSAID Transform WASH learning note
Pagination12 p.
Date Published09/2018
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordshygiene-related communicable diseases, local business practices, markets, Plan International, PSI, sanitation, SNV, USAID Transform WASH
Abstract

This learning note describes the process followed by USAID Transform WASH to facilitate the introduction of SATO pans and plastic slabs to the Ethiopian market, including challenges and lessons learned. The lessons may be helpful for others involved in the introduction of sanitation products and services to low-income populations through market development approaches.

Notes

This is an ongoing series of blogs and publications by IRC under the USAID Transform WASH project. Please click here for all IRC’s work on this project.

USAID TRANSFORM WASH sets out to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing access to and sustained use of a wide spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation. It does so by transforming the market for low-cost, high quality WASH products and services: stimulating demand at community level, strengthening supply chains, and building the enabling environment for a vibrant private market.

USAID TRANSFORM WASH is a USAID-funded project implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC. The consortium is working closely with government agencies including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the National WASH Coordination Office and regional governments.


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