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Regulating sanitation services in Sub-Saharan Africa: An overview of the regulation of emptying and transport of faecal sludge in 20 cities and its implementation

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posted on 2021-11-17, 10:28 authored by Alix Lerebours, Rebecca ScottRebecca Scott, Kevin Sansom, Sam KayagaSam Kayaga
Onsite sanitation is widely used in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) cities. Safe transportation and emptying of the resulting faecal sludge are essential for healthy cities. Typically provided by an informal and unmonitored private sector, these services are being increasingly regulated. This research provides an overview of the regulatory mechanisms in place in 20 cities across SSA, their implementation and emerging common trends. Findings highlight the diversity of tools, mechanisms, and capabilities. We conclude that incremental and pragmatic change is needed to achieve fully regulated services, with adequate implementation particularly facilitated by support and incentive mechanisms, and participation of all stakeholders.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Published in

Utilities Policy

Volume

73

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Utilities Policy and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2021.101315.

Acceptance date

2021-10-19

Publication date

2021-11-15

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

0957-1787

Language

  • en

Depositor

Alix Lerebours. Deposit date: 16 November 2021

Article number

101315

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