We decrease the spread of diarrheal disease and increase access to and use of improved sanitation, especially among low-income households, by working with communities, governments and the private sector.
In both rural and urban areas, we overcome supply and demand barriers to sanitation access and:
- We implement market-based programs, in which we work alongside local and national government stakeholders to help create an environment in which businesses are capacitated to provide quality, affordable toilets. Through marketing and promotion, direct sales and facilitating access to credit, we empower consumers, especially women, to easily purchase a range of context-appropriate sanitation products and services.
- Where the market for sanitation is nascent, particularly in remote, rural areas we either implement or support community-led total sanitation (CLTS) programs, which motivate entire communities to work together, using their own means, to end open defecation practices.
- In urban areas, we facilitate the development of pay-for-use toilet franchises run by local entrepreneurs in informal settlements to create livelihood opportunities while increasing access to affordable sanitation in densely-populated areas. We work with individual households and landlords to ensure equitable access to improved sanitation, as well as support the government to enforce safety regulations.
Market-based sanitation programs: We apply private-sector analysis and approaches to encourage supply-chain activation for the delivery of sanitation products and services.
- PSI WASH Posters for UNC Water & Health Conference 2019
- Ensuring the Quality of Sanitation Products During Project Scale-up
According to the 2018 national health survey, only 22% of the urban population in Benin use basic sanitation facilities, while 26% of Beninese use shared toilets, and 38% participate in open defecation. To address these challenges, the USAID-funded Sanitation Service Delivery Project (SSD) uses a market-based market-based approach to optimize the design of of sanitation solutions and reduce the cost of pour-flush double-pit latrines, marketed as the "WC Mimin" brand. This learning brief analyzes the primary interventions, challenges, solutions, and lessons learned of the WC Mimin capacity-building program.
- Promoting Fecal Sludge Disposal Services Through the Private Sector in Cotonou, Benin
- Cracking or Disrupting? Unlocking the Power of SBCC Using Human Centered Design (HCD), Ethiopia
- Cost-Effectiveness of Private & Public Channels Used to Improve Access To ROTO Septic Tanks for Improved Sanitation Coverage in Tien Giang Province, Vietnam
In 2016, PSI partnered with ROTO- the manufacturer of a locally-produced, MOH-approved plastic septic tank to expand ROTO rural market coverage in Tien Giang province.
- Performance and Acceptance of SATO Pan in Ethiopia
In collaboration with Lixil Corporation and local businesses, Transform WASH introduced SATO latrine products to the market in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNP). A study was undertaken in Shashogo district to investigate the local acceptance and distribution of the product.
- Soakaway Pits are Money Makers for Landlords in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
USAID's Sanitation Service Delivery Project (SSD) supports local entrepreneurs to develop business solutions that respond to the challenge of septic overflow, including installation of soak pits.
- Expanding Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products in Ethiopia
This presentation outlines the product preferences, motivators and barriers related to access to MHM products for Ethiopian adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), summarizes the MHM commercial market performance and supply constraints, and identifies potential market development opportunities to increase access to preferred products and meet the menstrual health needs of AGYW.
- Expanding Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products in India
This report outlines the product preferences, motivators and barriers related to access to MHM products for Indian adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, summarizes the MHM commercial market performance and supply constraints, and identifies potential market development opportunities to increase access to preferred products and meet the menstrual health needs of AGYW.
- PSI Vietnam: Social Marketing for Improved Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Despite recent macro-economic gains in Vietnam, many
individuals still lack access to improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services
and facilities. To bridge this gap, private sector contributions are needed to complement
public sector investment for improved WASH behaviors and to strengthen markets
related to quality WASH infrastructure.