With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2014 PSI began implementing Project Prasaadhan to
address critical gaps in fecal sludge management (FSM) in Bihar, India. The project complements an earlier program, Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements (3SI) to increase access and use of toilets in rural areas. Together, 3SI and Project Prasaadhan utilize a Market Development Approach (MDA) to address barriers that cause market failures.
To date, PSI has facilitated the safe collection and treatment of over 5 million liters of fecal sludge, serviced over 1092 households, and sold 1046 bundled services in which households purchase both a toilet and regular pit
emptying. The early results from the intervention in Bihar demonstrate the potential of strengthening existing markets to find decentralized low-touch solutions. Read more about the project’s key highlights on this poster presented at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.
- Populations Served
- Rural Population
- Health Areas
- Sanitation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Developing Markets
- Resource Types
- Fecal Sludge Management, Rural Sanitation, WASH Solutions
- Project Prasaadhan, Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements (3SI)