Hygiene and sanitation remain low on most agendas and are not openly talked. Despite being recognized as a contributing reason as to why around 1 billion people are living without adequate sanitation and hygiene. The “top down” approach of distributing latrines with subsidies, or even free, has not worked. So what’s next?
This publication examines alternative solutions and presents a new paradigm urging policy makers and donors to advocate the use of the private sector to provide sustainable and demand driven solutions to sanitation needs. This emotional and possibly controversial issue is mapped out and summarized with global case studies which illustrate that sanitation can be a viable business.