Globally,  2.4 billion people still live without access to basic sanitation – and over 760 million of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Today only 27% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population has…

Ayat Soliman |

New World Bank report shares lessons on how CBS can be an option in achieving citywide inclusive sanitation   Download a free copy here Cities are growing at unprecedented rates, with over two…

Clementine Marie Stip, Seema Thomas, Martin Gambrill |

A redesigned public toilet facility in Addis Ababa Photo: Rebecca Gilsdorf With a population exceeding 3 million, only 10% of Addis residents are connected to the sewerage system and an estimated…

Seema Thomas, Yitbarek Tessema Mammo, Amanuel Teshome Woldetsadik |

Co-authors:  Martin Gambrill, Lead Water Supply & Sanitation Specialist, World Bank  Rebecca Jean Gilsdorf, Water Supply & Sanitation Specialist, World Bank Ndeye Awa Diagne, Young…

Seema Thomas |

Ms. Tettey wakes her children up at 3.30 am every morning to be able to make it to the front of the line at the nearest public toilet block, located about 150 meters from her house in Accra’s La…

Sanyu Lutalo |

During the days coming up to, and after October 17, when many stories, numbers, and calls for action will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to invite you to think…

Caren Grown, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Members of Wayuu community in the colombian region of Guajira. Jessica Belmont/WorldBank The other day I asked my five-year-old daughter if she knew what being poor was. She hesitated at first but…

Oscar Calvo-González |

  Sanitation Blocks in Charmanculo Poor sanitation is the all too familiar story in many expanding African cities and Mozambique’s capital city Maputo is no exception. In fact, over half of the…

Baghi rathan, Odete Duarte Muximpua |

An Introduction to Shared Sanitation Co-authors:Rachel CardoneMartin Gambrill How many people can share a toilet? This question might sound like the start of a joke but it’s actually a serious…

Rebecca Jean Gilsdorf |