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Small-scale private sector and CBO participation in human excreta management in Latin America : are they making a difference? : a literature review

This paper examines the extent of participation and impact of private small scale independent providers and community based organizations in the coverage, management and commercial (re)use of human waste in Latin America. Women participate to some extent, but a systematic approach to a more equitable gender-distribution of burdens and benefits is still to be explored. Two cases concern replication of the dry latrine technology in Mexico and women participating in operation and maintenance of simplified sewerage schemes.

TitleSmall-scale private sector and CBO participation in human excreta management in Latin America : are they making a difference? : a literature review
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsBorba, M.L., IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, NL
Pagination24 p. : boxes, tab.
Date Published2003-11-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedDelft, The Netherlands
Keywordscommunity based organisations (CBO), human excreta, institutional aspects, latin america, literature reviews, private sector, sdilac, sdiman, small-scale activities, solid waste recycling, wastewater recycling, water reuse
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This paper examines the extent of participation and impact of private small scale independent providers and community based organizations in the coverage, management and commercial (re)use of human waste in Latin America. Women participate to some extent, but a systematic approach to a more equitable gender-distribution of burdens and benefits is still to be explored. Two cases concern replication of the dry latrine technology in Mexico and women participating in operation and maintenance of simplified sewerage schemes.

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