Regulating sanitation services as a public good

In this blog to accompany the launch of the State of the World’s Sanitation report, Yvonne Magawa (ESAWAS), Batsirai Majuru (WHO), Bisi Agberemi (UNICEF), Jan-Willem Rosenboom and Alyse Schrecongost (BMGF) make the case for sanitation as a public good. For too long, the authors say, sanitation, specifically on-site sanitation systems such as septic tanks and pit latrines, has been left in the realm of household responsibility. The article explores how robust regulatory systems can address the market failures of urban sanitation to protect public health and incentivize delivery of safe, inclusive, and viable services for all.

Read the article here.

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