Learning Brief: WASH Market Facilitation

WASH Market Facilitation: Learning Brief from research into effectiveness of WASH approaches and innovations in the Civil Society WASH Fund

Toward the end of 2017 the CS WASH Fund commissioned a team from Aguaconsult UK to conduct in-depth research of CSO interventions in four crosscutting areas: i. WASH policy influencing; ii. Gender and social inclusion (GESI); iii. WASH market facilitation; and iv. Innovation integration and uptake. The researchers worked with Fund administrators to prioritise the CSO interventions by focusing on those which have displayed promising approaches in these themes. Working together, they prioritised 23 CSO interventions, with 43 different unique interventions across the four themes. This Learning Brief presents the key findings from research in the area of WASH market facilitation.

The 11 CSO projects studied as part of this research were implemented in widely varying contexts and worked to facilitate WASH markets focused on sanitation products and services. The most important condition conducive to market creation was the existence of a government-led national program that prioritised community sanitation and private sector engagement. The three most frequently cited barriers to market creation were reaching those most in need of services, limited availability of capital for purchase or market entry, and the absence of existing suppliers of products and services.

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Author / Organisation CS WASH Fund / Aguaconsult Publication Date Jun 2018 Downloads 57 Size 591.9 kb Link Rating
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