Malawi Peri-Urban Sanitation Project Report

In 2013, USAID in Malawi tasked the SHOPS project with engaging with the private sector to improve the poor sanitation conditions in peri-urban areas of Malawi. An increasing population density in these areas continues to stress the sanitation infrastructure, which is comprised of mainly shared and traditional latrines. A SHOPS sanitation market assessment in late 2013 identified the cost of currently marketed improved latrines as a major barrier to the transition from unimproved to improved latrines.To encourage residents of peri-urban areas to transition from shared and traditional latrines and increase the market segment for improved latrines, SHOPS initiated an activity, the Malawi Peri-Urban Sanitation project, which aimed to introduce a more affordable improved latrine. This report provides an overview of the activity and its design, lessons learned, and marketing recommendations.

Author

Michael Dalious

Contributor

SHOPS

Published
October 2014
Resource Types
Report
Country
Malawi
Keywords
Africa
Current Downloads
14

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