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Innovative communal sanitation models for the urban poor: Lessons from Uganda

Author(s): Bachmeyer, Greg  |  Shermbrucker, Noah

Publisher: SHARE Research Consortium
Place of publication: London
Year: 2014

Series: SHARE Research Report


This paper describes the construction and management processes related to two toilet blocks in Uganda, one in Jinja and one in Kampala. Designs, financial models and insights into the process and challenges faced are presented and reflected on. Discussions about scaling up sanitation provision through these models are also tabled. To strengthen their planning processes, the Ugandan federation sought to draw on other community driven processes in India and Malawi. With divergent contexts, especially in terms of density, lessons were adapted to local conditions.








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