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Fecal sludge management: diagnostics for service delivery in urban areas - summary report

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posted on 2017-01-12, 13:51 authored by Ian Ross, Rebecca ScottRebecca Scott, Isabel C. Blackett, Peter M. Hawkins
Urban sanitation remains a significant challenge for most low- and middle-income countries. The urban population of the group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) more than tripled between 1990 and 2015. While access to sanitation in LDCs has increased in relative terms, in absolute terms the number of people using unimproved sanitation has increased. Under the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is now a focus on the whole sanitation service chain from containment through to disposal. The challenge for urban sanitation under the SDGs is therefore not only to achieve universal access to toilets, but also that all excreta is safely managed along the whole sanitation service chain. This document provides a summary of the diagnostic tools developed for assessing FSM services and is based on field work carried out in the five cities of Balikpapan in Indonesia, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Hawassa in Ethiopia, Lima in Peru and Santa Cruz in Bolivia. It summarizes the tools themselves, lessons learnt about their use, and general policy recommendations.


Water and sanitation program (WSP). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.



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ROSS, I. ... et al, 2016. Fecal sludge management: diagnostics for service delivery in urban areas - summary report. Washington D.C.: World Bank Group.


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