There is widespread acknowledgement that sanitation markets must be built and harnessed if we are to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all and end open defecation by 2030. However, traditionally, the WASH sector is not experienced in engaging with market sector players. How to understand the market, how to facilitate markets for sanitation, and when it would be appropriate to intervene in an implementation role to perform a market function all remain questions that many traditional WASH sector actors struggle with.
This webinar addresses how to critically analyse the market, to identify the capacity gaps and know how to prioritize and where to intervene, and in which role. The webinar addresses these key questions through drawing upon case studies of best practice, looking specifically at the PSI-led Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements project in Bihar, and a diversity of other Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded programmes. The case studies highlight what to look for in market landscaping and how this results in a unique approach to developing sanitation markets in each context. The case studies pick up the issue of which circumstances would require an NGO to take on an implementer role to perform one or more market functions. Examples are also explored in which the capacity of national institutions with the legal mandate to improve access to sanitation is built as part of developing the market, resulting in improved coordination of the market system
Aprajita Singh and Sanjay Singh (Population Services International, India)
Jan Willem Rosenboom (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
“Developing Markets for Sanitation: Where to Start?” will occur on Wednesday 31st May at 17:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time). This webinar is co-hosted by SuSanA and BEAM Exchange.