Engaging Government in Market-Based Sanitation

December 2016

This Learning Brief provides an overview of issues for CSOs to consider in ensuring sustainability of WASH projects when working with government, particularly in South-East Asia.

This report synthesises some of the key lessons and knowledge shared at the East Asia Regional Learning Event (EARLE) held in Hanoi, Vietnam 12-15 July 2016.

Hosted by the Fund, the Learning Event focused on bridging public and private spheres for improved sanitation. There was agreement at EARLE of the need for a ‘middle path’ to addressing sanitation, in which demand creation and sanitation marketing approaches continue to adopt a no-subsidy approach, but with recognition that carefully designed subsidies may be needed to reach the poor and disadvantaged.

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PublisherCivil Society Water & Sanitation and Hygiene Fund
RegionEast and South East Asia
ThemesClimbing the sanitation ladder, Government leadership, Slippage, Sustainability and safely managed sanitation
ApproachesMarket-based approaches, Sanitation approaches

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