Process cost analysis for the optimization of a container-based sanitation service in Haiti
conference contributionposted on 13.11.2018, 09:35 by Claire Remington, Leah Nevada Page Jean, Sasha Kramer, J. Boys, Caetano C. Dorea
A process cost analysis methodology was developed to calculate the per capita operational costs of the container-based sanitation service in Haiti operated by the non-profit research and development organization Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL). SOIL’s sanitation service covers the entire sanitation value chain, including containment, collection, transport, treatment and reuse. The results showed that around 30% of the service’s operational costs were covered with operating revenue. The researchers then used the detailed results to identify productive areas for cost reduction and further innovation. Findings also contributed to the development of a hybrid funding model that will enable increased access to sanitation while building relationships with public institutions and reinforcing a business mindset to encourage cost-effectiveness with scale.
The authors would like to extend thanks to the following partners that meaningfully contributed their professional knowledge and support to this work: EY’s not-for-profit Enterprise Growth Services (EGS), the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), and UC Berkeley. Financial support for implementation and research was generously provided by individual donors as well as a range of institutional funders including the Inter-American Development Bank, Grand Challenges Canada, the 11th Hour Project, Sall Family Foundation, the Swedish Postcode Foundation, World Centric, the Vitol Foundation, Open Road Alliance, American Red Cross, and others.
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