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TitleMaking urban sanitation strategies of six Indonesian cities more pro-poor and gender-equitable: the case of ISSDP
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSijbesma, C, Verhagen, J
Pagination43 p.; 21 fig.; 2 tab.
Date Published05/2008
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscase studies, gender, indonesia, poverty, sanitation, urban areas, urban communities

This case study addresses how the gender equity and pro-poor approaches were strengthened in the integrated sanitation strategies of six Indonesian cities. This was done in the framework of the Indonesian Sector Sanitation Development Project (ISSDP). The cities are located in different parts of Indonesia and have different environmental, social, economic and cultural conditions. The work was demand-responsive: the six had come forward to improve city sanitation and hygiene in an integrated manner. In three short-term missions, already existing equity, gender and pro-poor approaches were identified and analysed. Subsequently, a strategy was developed to improve them in close cooperation with the city sanitation platforms and ISSDP. This resulted in an increased gender and poverty focus in the city-level sanitation and hygiene strategies and proposed pilot projects. The paper describes the proposed measures in detail. The concluding sections present lessons from the approach and outcomes for the SWITCH project and a conclusion on the similarities and differences with learning alliances. [authors abstract]


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