Two case studies on sanitation infrastructure in Northern Uganda published by the International Water Association in cooperation with Sanitation for Millions

The International Water Association (IWA) has published two case studies on sanitation infrastructure programmes in northern Uganda in cooperation with Sanitation for Millions.

Many towns in Uganda lack public and private sanitation infrastructure. Construction and maintenance are often costly and there is a shortage of overarching regulations and support mechanisms. Additionally, there are limited options for safe emptying and disposal which encourages the spread of infectious diseases and limits socio-economic development opportunities.

Sanitation for Millions, together with IWA and Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), has developed an approach to improve sustainable sanitation solutions in various small towns in northern Uganda. In the spirit of an inclusive and equitable approach, the needs of vulnerable groups, such as women, girls, and people with physical disabilities, were particularly considered.

Based on the measures taken so far, representatives of the IWA and Sanitation for Millions have now published two case studies on the tested approach and the integrated alternative financing options. Both were presented at a meeting organized by the IWA as part of the Uganda Water and Environment Week.

The first case study highlights the successes, challenges, and lessons learned in piloting Town Sanitation Planning (TSP) approach, towards enhancing sustainable sanitation solutions along the service chain in small towns in Northern Uganda. It is relevant to policymakers and development partners trying to look for ways of solving sanitation issues.

The second case study highlights the results-based financing mechanism that has triggered the private sector, access to credit through financial institutions and infrastructure subsidy to incentivize uptake from lower segment households. Lessons drawn are meant to support further development mechanisms in the mentioned towns and elsewhere.

You can read and download both studies free of charge via the links below:

Town Sanitation Planning in Northern Uganda

Financing incentives for household sanitation in Uganda