This brochure summarises case studies that have been taken from all over the world, showing that sanitation can be a viable business.
|Title||Sanitation is a business : approaches for demand-oriented policies|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Heierli, U, Hartmann, A, Munger, F, Walther, P|
|Pagination||38 p. : boxes, fig., photogr.|
|Publisher||Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)|
|Place Published||Bern, Switzerland|
|Keywords||bangladesh, bolivia, burkina faso, case studies, demand responsive approaches, economic aspects, europe, government organizations, hygiene, india, latrines, low-income communities, marketing, non-governmental organizations, partnerships, private sector, sanitation, sdipol, subsidies, urban areas, west africa|
This brochure summarises case studies that have been taken from all over the world, showing that sanitation can be a viable business. It seeks to motivate policy makers and donors to embrace a new paradigm that advocates for a strong state, managing the potential of the private sector to provide sustainable and demand driven solutions to sanitation needs. It is a first step towards a new approach, showing a variety of different best practices. It tries to establish links to a global business case and to the case studies on water and sanitation that have been edited by the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and others, in preparation for the Spring 2004 meeting of the Global Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). The authors say that many of the case studies that are described would benefit from more in-depth analysis but that this does not weaken the positive value of the conclusions drawn, with respect to the significant potential of demand driven models to achieve the MDGs in sanitation.