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The scope and potential role of financial institutions for sanitation financing and possible program interventions to support these institutions with special emphasis on needs in rural areas. 

TitleFinancing practices and options for sanitation products and services : findings from SNNPR, Ethiopia
Publication TypeResearch Report
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKebede, A, Kumela, D
Pagination33 p. : 1 box, 6 fig., 2 tab.
Date Published10/2017
PublisherIRC Ethiopia
Place PublishedAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publication LanguageEnglish

This study explores sanitation financing experiences in SNNPR with a focus on USAID Transform WASH intervention zones, identifies key financial institutions and stakeholders and suggests innovative financial approaches for sustaining innovative businesses engaged in sanitation marketing while stimulating household demand.

The main objective of the study is to assess the scope and potential role of financial institutions for sanitation financing and to identify possible program interventions (mechanisms and systems) to support finance institutions with special emphasis on needs in rural areas. Specific objectives are to: (1) Generate evidence about the existence and performance of sanitation financing options for enterprises and consumers in rural and semi-rural areas; (2) Identify possible intervention mechanisms and systems for financial institutions in sanitation financing and (3)Prepare preliminary models for sanitation financing options.

See also the accompanying learning note "Financing for improved sanitation : case study from SNNPR, Ethiopia"


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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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