2.4 billion people still lacks adequate sanitation. Developing access to sanitation services poses technical, institutional, financial and also social and cultural challenges. Major obstacles relate to governance deficiencies, especially the lack of adequate institutional framework. Other hindrances include the weak priority given to sanitation and the insufficiency of substantial investment in the sector. 

Learn more about sanitation governance – the rules, roles and relations that make sanitation systems work (or not) – at what cost and for whom.

Video on mechanisms improving water and sanitation services in marginalized communities in Kenya.

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