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Formally engaging the private sector for fecal sludge management services: experiences from six African cities

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posted on 14.11.2018 by Will Tillett, Goufrane Mansour
In 2013, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), together with the UK Department for International Development launched the Partnership Cities Project, which aimed to support city authorities in developing onsite sanitation services and demonstrate approaches to formalize and regulate private sector participation (PSP) in service delivery. In Sub-Saharan Africa, six grantees were supported to develop urban onsite sanitation service across the sanitation value chain. This paper presents the findings from a review of these projects. Lessons indicate that projects succeeded in improving onsite sanitation services at city-level through the development of much needed infrastructure, and formalizing PSP through PPP contracts and licensing. Projects also demonstrated approaches to regulating onsite services, including through call centers and strengthening legal frameworks. As a result, city authorities have become better equipped for addressing the challenges of urban sanitation services. However further research is needed to establish services’ sustainability and pro-poor outcomes.
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Thanks to DfID and BMGF for the funding of the City Partnerships project, and to BMGF for funding this specific review herein.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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TILLETT, W. and MANSOUR, G., 2018. Formally engaging the private sector for fecal sludge management services: experiences from six African cities. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 2877, 6 pp.

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2018

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This is a conference paper.

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en

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Nakuru, Kenya

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