This briefing offers lessons for scale-up deriving from Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor's (WSUP) 2008-2012 programme in Maputo (Mozambique) and Antananarivo (Madagascar).
Scale-up of urban sanitation remains an elusive goal in most low-income cities. Donor interventions are often macro-investments without adequate attention to low-income communities, or small pilots that do not address the challenges of scale.
The WSUP experience from Maputo and Antananarivo (2008-2012) suggests that useful strategies include the following:
- support established small enterprises to develop
- engage with relevant stakeholders and key leaders to mobilise resources and address systematic constrains
- support realistic sanitation planning by demonstrating workable solutions, and providing usable technical and financial plans;
- enhance investment and financial viability through novel approaches such as sanitation surcharges; and
- adopt a realistic and incremental approach to achieving full sanitation services at scale
Getting to scale in urban sanitationDownload file