Have you ever wondered how the average rural girl manages her menstruation, how she experiences menarche (her first period), a new terminology I learned during my participation in a research that aims to test acceptability of re-usable pad in Harbu kebele of Amhara region.
The April 2019 quarterly held National Sanitation Marketing Multi-stakeholders Platform Meeting chaired by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) aimed at forwarding solutions for challenges in the implementation of sanitation marketing, mainly financing options for households and sanitation...
WASH businesses that are attempting to enter both water and sanitation markets worldwide are frequently not what you'd call "business as usual". Many of them are social enterprises started by passionate people who put people before profit and exist primarily to meet a specific challenge.
Since my first post about some first-hand experience of running a WASH business within the Ethiopian business framework I've been wondering how much of the challenges is due to being a foreign business. Maybe the thought occurred to a few readers.
Ethiopia is currently ranked 161st out of 190 countries for "Ease of Doing Business". My first post is about why that might be the case, and how the recent new government has the potential to have an impact as it seeks to harness the potential of the private sector.