We are excited to host a two-day conference that will bring together more than 40 government representatives from 12 countries to explore how to maximize the impact of community-driven development…

Anna Wellenstein, Franck Bousquet |

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 |

  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 |

During my dissertation and post-dissertation fieldwork in Kenya and India, I was often struck by how my interviewees—including political elites—framed the issue of electoral violence. For many,…

Aditi Malik |

Since Dag Hammarskjold first articulated the concept of preventive diplomacy more than half a century ago, the idea that diplomatic engagement can head off violent conflict has been at the heart…

Adam Day, Alexandra Pichler-Fong |