Fecal sludge management: diagnostics for service delivery in urban areas - case study in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This report summarises the main findings of a case study on fecal sludge management in Dhaka, Bangladesh. There are five city case studies as part of this project (Balikpapan, Dhaka, Freetown, Lima and Santa Cruz). The specific objectives of the Dhaka study were: to provide quantitative and qualitative data on the sanitation situation in Dhaka from a socio-economic perspective, specifically as it relates to FSM; to do the above in such a way that the data is representative of the city as a whole but also providing a separate picture of the situation in slums (especially the slum areas of Mirpur and Uttara where a World Bank-supported project is underway); to provide initial recommendations to guide discussions around future interventions in the sanitation sector in Dhaka, by contributing credible data and analysis; and to inform the development of analytical tools and guidelines for using them, by road-testing draft tools using primary data collection.